‘Mini Khabib’ Hasbulla Takes Yet Another Jibe at Conor McGregor With Brutal Russian Insult

Published 08/09/2022, 9:15 AM EDT
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 25: Conor McGregor is seen during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at on May 25, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)

Conor McGregor, the former two-weight champion of UFC, was a target of yet another jab from the social media star and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s close acquaintance, Hasbulla Magomedov.

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The Russian-born internet celebrity has a habit of calling out top-ranked UFC fighters. In fact, this is what made Hasbulla famous on social media in the first place.

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Previously, the social media star claimed to punish ‘The Notorious’ for his infamous trash talk abilities in a YouTube video. While continuing his thread now, Hasbulla took a nasty jibe at the Irishman by calling him ‘Chicken.’

Hasbulla announced in a video on Twitter that he has named his pet chicken Conor McGregor. This is my chicken, named Conor McGregor. There’s my beauty,” Hasbulla said.

Although it might not seem too harsh for many, apparently calling someone chicken is one of the biggest insults in Russia. In fact, once Nurmagomedov called McGregor a ‘chicken’, which eventually started the whole lightweight saga between them.

The Feud between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov

The lightweight drama between Nurmagomedov and McGregor started because the Russian called the latter a chicken in an interview. Although the Dublin native didn’t know about the insult, his teammate Artem Lobov – who hails from Russia – knew about it.

One thing led to another, and Nurmagomedov and Lobov got into an altercation. After that, McGregor got involved too. Later, the two decided to see each other inside the UFC octagon.

This bout saw a lot of trash talks and taunting between the teams in the lead-up to the fight. McGregor, in particular, used heavy trash talk and even involved Nurmagomedov’s family, too.

LAS VEGAS, CA – OCTOBER 06: Referee Herb Dean separates Conor McGregor, left, and Khabib Nurmagomedov during their fight at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Friday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)

However, ‘The Notorious’ didn’t fare well in the bout. ‘The Eagle’ appeared to dominate the Irishman on the ground. He even tagged him during the rounds with powerful strikes.

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Finally, in the fourth round, the Russian-born fighter caught McGregor in a neck crank against the cage. The Irish star tapped out and Nurmagomedov retained his lightweight title.

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Following that, ‘The Eagle’ had two more successful title defenses under his name and then hung up his gloves forever. Meanwhile, ‘The Notorious’ won only one of his three-fight since his loss to Nurmagomedov.

The Dublin star is still in the game. However, he is currently inactive because of an injury he faced last year. Now he has recovered completely from that and has hinted at a comeback soon.

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What are your thoughts on the lightweight saga between Nurmagomedov and McGregor? What is your reaction to Hasbulla calling McGregor a chicken? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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