Khabib Nurmagomedov calls Conor McGregor ‘bag of sh*t’ in new interview

Jul 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Conor McGregor is greeted by UFC president Dana White during weigh ins for UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Retired former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Conor McGregor is “finished” after his technical knockout loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on Saturday.

Khabib Nurmagomedov says Conor McGregor’s days at the top are ‘finished’

Nurmagomedov said in a new interview with ESPN, the time has come for the UFC to turn the page on the McGregor chapter, following his injury on Saturday night, and subsequent surgery.

“Without broken legs…[he could be the same],” Nurmagomedov told ESPN. “But with broken legs, he’s never going to kick the same. With him, no, I don’t believe [he’ll return to the top]. Conor have good age, but what happened with his mind, leg; this guy is finished, but he’s good for promotion.”

Nurmagomedov, 32, is the same age as McGregor and retired from fighting after making a promise to his mother to leave the competition behind following the death of his father, Abdulmanap from COVID-19 related complications.

Nurmagomedov calls McGregor ‘bag of sh*t’

McGregor claimed on social media following surgery that he’ll be back in the octagon, and Nurmagomedov thinks he’s accurate. Predicting UFC won’t be able to walk away from the relationship. Instead, Nurmagomedov said he’ll likely get another fight with Poirier or old rival Nate Diaz.

Nurmagomedov said UFC will have a price to pay if it continues to trumpet McGregor.

“Money and fame show who you are,” Nurmagomedov said. “All the time we hear that money and fame change people. No. When money and fame come, these two things show who you are. And what has [McGregor] done? He punched an old guy [in a 2019 bar incident]. You guys can watch everything he did and understand. It’s just like Dustin said, ‘This guy is a bag of sh*t.'”

Poirier will now move on to a lightweight title fight against new champion Charles Oliveira. A date for that matchup has yet to be determined.

–Field Level Media

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