‘He’s Looking Like an Elephant’- Conor Mcgregor Body Shames Khabib Nurmagomedov in Hilarious Rant

Published 01/14/2021, 12:11 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (L) and Conor McGregor (R) exchange words around UFC president Dana White (C) during the UFC 229 press conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. Nurmagomedov and McGregor will meet in the main event on October 6, 2018 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The Notorious‘ Conor McGregor returns on January 23 at UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier. The lightweight bout will main event the first UFC pay-per-view of the decade.

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McGregor has now reached Dubai on his way to Fight Island, Abu Dhabi. In a recent interview with TheMacLife, he opened up on many things, including his arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor speaks to the media at the post-fight press conference after his 13-second knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight championship fight during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

McGregor had some choice words for Nurmagomedov and called him an elephant. McGregor said, “I’ll tell you what he’s looking like an elephant. He’s looking like a little fat elephant at the minute, you know, he’s enjoying himself. I don’t think he made weight the last time either out here To be honest, I was very skeptical on the scales very, very, very fairly unusual behavior.”

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Surprisingly, TheMacLife later removed that part from their released video. Maybe they wanted to avoid any unwanted controversy ahead of an important fight for McGregor.

Nurmagomedov, on the other hand, is currently enjoying life after choking Justin Gaethje in a bid to defend his belt at UFC 254. The champion is seemingly retired.

The rivalry between the two biggest superstars has been unmatched in the UFC. McGregor just reignited the flame with the hilarious rant about his counter-part.

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch is on everyone’s wishlist

McGregor has made it very clear since their first fight that he wants another shot at the Russian. But with Nurmagomedov’s retirement, those hopes looked thin. UFC President Dana White, though, wants to pursue the Dagestani to return to the sport.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faces-off with Conor McGregor during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

A rematch will be a great spectacle, considering how motivated and focused the Irishman is at the moment. But first, he has to get past Poirier on January 23.

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Everyone wants to see the sport’s two biggest names fight and it will generate a huge amount of revenue for the UFC too. What do you make of Conor McGregor’s recent comments? Let us know below.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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