Friday, October 05, 2018

Conor McGregor takes a scorched earth approach to trash talk, insulting  Khabib Nurmagomedov's heart, father, nation, and perhaps most fiercely, his manager, Ali Abdelazziz. It was all on full display at Thursday's press conference.

“There is way deeper s*** than just a fight on Saturday night,” said McGregor, as transcribed by Steven Marrocco for MMAjunkie. “I’m going to settle this the noble way for myself, and let’s see what happens after that.”

“You should never take information from an informant. You should keep distance from an informant at all times. And that’s putting it for the media. That’s the friendly way of putting it. His manager is a f***ing snitch terrorist rat. I could go into heavy detail – and I will go into heavy detail.”

“He was pulled off a flight going from Cairo, Egypt, to New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. He was caught with five passports in his possession. He turned informant and turned on the people he was working with. I don’t even know how that man is in this f***ing country.”

“I’d like to fight Ali. I’d like to fight that rat bastard. He’s had a few fights. I may want to spark Khabib and headline that Madison Square Garden card. I may want to do that one.”

"Get the promo started. A snitch versus a proper Irish animal.”

“F*** peace. There will never be peace here. I always say you should aim for peace, but if you can’t aim for peace, aim between the eyes. And I’m going to aim right between that man’s eyes, and this is never over. Never, ever, ever over.”

Abdelaziz represents many, many dozens of fighters, including Frankie Edgar, Renzo Gracie, Cody Garbrandt, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Gaethje, Kelvin Gastelum, Rashad Evans, Ray Borg, Jake Shields, Kayla Harrison, Yana Kunitskaya, Sjara Eubanks, Nick Newell, and at least four guys with the last name Nurmagomedov, include one forenamed Khabib, who has the biggest fight of his life Saturday night.

Abdelaziz offered a brief response to McGregor's remarks.

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