“Have you Forgot How I Knock You Down” -Khabib Nurmagomedov Silences Conor McGregor With History Lesson

Published 05/12/2020, 4:31 AM EDT


Conor McGregor, in a bid to keep himself in the reckoning for the Lightweight Championship, has been very active on Twitter. He subtly mocked Justin Gaethje and stated that he wants ‘The Highlight’ next. Also, he continued to trash talk the champion Khabib Nurmagomedov calling him “an embarrassment to real fighting.” His words must have touched a nerve as ‘The Eagle’ tweeted out some truths to ‘Notorious’ and took him down memory lane. 

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Khabib Nurmagomedov gives Conor McGregor a history lesson

‘The Eagle’ defended his Lightweight Championship on the night by tapping his challenger at UFC 229. He made devastating use of the leg wrap and attacked ‘Notorious’ for saying, “there is no danger in a man that hugs legs.

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“Khabib you absolute embarrassment” – Conor McGregor Ridicules Khabib Nurmagomedov

First, he wrote, “yes, we remember you, you was so nice that night, be same, don’t be fake.” The supporting image in the tweet has ‘The Eagle’ all over the drained, defeated and exhausted ‘Notorious.’

In his second tweet, undoubtedly addressed to the 3rd ranked Lightweight contender, he said, “Hug legs? Have you forgot how I knock you down, or you typing tweets drunk? Beat you in striking, parts you up in wrestling, absolutely destroy you in grappling, Made you grab air with your hands, and at the end you gave up. last one, don’t forget your words ‘it’s only business'”

He concluded his by saying, “You don’t like legs?” Along with the tweet was another image of a defeated ‘Notorious’ at UFC 229. 

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A rematch between the duo will have to wait for a while. This is because Dana White said that the winner of Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje will face ‘The Eagle’ in a unification bout. The ‘Notorious’, with his series of tweets, ensures he isn’t too far away from the conversation of the next contender for the belt. 

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However, he will not wait that long for a fight. McGregor maintained that he wants to fight three times a year and ended his twitter rant saying he’ll be back in July. A clash between ‘Notorious’ and ‘The Eagle’ will always be a big draw, even without a belt.

When do you see the two biggest draws in the UFC locking horns again?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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