Conor McGregor taunts Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC champion promises to ‘drown’ Justin Gaethje
Aug. 04, 2020
Khabib Nurmagomedov has vowed to ‘drown’ Justin Gaethje in their undisputed lightweight showdown at UFC 254, but Conor McGregor was not impressed with the threat.
Gaethje is the interim champion having beaten Tony Ferguson last May and is being tipped as the man to finally dethrone Nurmagomedov and tarnish his undefeated record.
Joe Rogan is one of many fight fans who cannot wait for the October match-up and Nurmagomedov fired a warning to his opponent when the UFC commentator sat in on one of Gaethje’s training sessions.
Posting under a video Rogan shared on Instagram, Nurmagomedov said: ‘Justin is a very nice guy and good opponent for me, but when octagon close he have to be ready not only boxing match.
‘I’m not Dustin or Tony. I will take him to the deepest ocean and drown him. InshaAllah’
McGregor was quick to jump on Nurmagomedov’s reply, mocking the champion’s so far unbeatable style of fighting.
‘In other words – “I’m going to be running around the outside of the cage, shitting my pants,’ McGregor said on Instagram.
‘And within the first ten seconds of the fight I’m diving at his legs for a good whiff go the jockstrap.’
The return of Nurmagomedov was a surprise to many after the Russian tragically lost his father in July.
Nurmagomedov has not fought since successfully defending his title against Dustin Poirier last September and can move to 29-0 by beating Gaethje.
The location for UFC 254 is yet to be revealed with the MMA promotion holding behind closed doors events in Las Vegas and on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Coronavirus cases in America are soaring and Nurmagomedov has been stuck in Russia since the outbreak began.
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