“You Quit and Ran”- Conor McGregor Fires Back at Khabib Nurmagomedov After Stealing His Iconic Line

Published 11/24/2022, 8:17 AM EST

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The rivalry between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov is one for ages. Despite ‘The Eagle’ submitting ‘The Notorious’ at UFC 229, their rivalry is still very much alive. With their recent comments, the two fighters traded shots with each other again.

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Nurmagomedov fired a few not-so-subtle jabs at McGregor during a public appearance in Toronto. The Irishman is not really known for his patience. Therefore, it was no surprise when McGregor fired back at Nurmagomedov on Twitter.

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Conor McGregor responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ‘takeover’ comment

The Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov rivalry spilled over the cage on several occasions. From the infamous bus incident to the UFC 229 brawl, the rivalry marked some of the darkest chapters in UFC history. However, things have been relatively peaceful since UFC 229, except for the occasional verbal jabs.

During a recent public appearance Nurmagomedov referenced McGregor’s famous “we’re here to take over” line. He was speaking in light of the recent title wins of teammate Islam Makhachev and cousin Usman Nurmagomedov. Referring to his own team, ‘The Eagle’ said, “‘we’re’ here to take over.”The Notorious‘ one did not take kindly to the undefeated lightweight’s comments.

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In a deleted tweet, McGregor wrote, “I fight on. Your fathers plan is never complete because you quit and ran, brother. God bless. I’m still here if you wanna go again. But your fear of defeat means you’ve already lost. Run from it all you want. We all lose in the end. Death takes us all. I fear nothing but God.”

While the 29-0 UFC Hall of Famer had the last laugh with his win at UFC 229, McGregor considers the business unfinished and still invites a rematch.

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Meanwhile, Nurmagomedov also spoke more about his coaching career while in Toronto

‘The Eagle’ is happy with his team’s recent performance

Khabib Nurmagomedov achieved the remarkable feat of retiring undefeated from the UFC. After submitting McGregor at FC 229, ‘The Eagle’ defended his title two more times before hanging up his gloves. He took up coaching following retirement and summed up their recent achievements, saying,

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“We have current UFC and Bellator lightweight champions… I coach not a lot of people. I coach people who was around me. Like, when I was active fighter, this is like 12-15 guys… We, like 13 people, we have combined win in MMA almost 300 fights and this is crazy. Nobody ever did this in MMA before.”

Nurmagomedov also expressed his happiness that his father’s hard work was paying off after all these years. It was after his father’s passing that Nurmagomedov decided to hang up his gloves following his third title defense.

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What are your thoughts on the recent comments made by McGregor and Nurmagomedov? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.
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