Conor McGregor Blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje in Twitter Rant

Conor McGregor calls out a number of his fellow UFC fighters on Twitter.

This is a photo of Conor Mcgregor.

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This is a photo of Conor Mcgregor.

Two days after Justin Gaethje TKO'd Tony Ferguson for the interim Lightweight Championship at UFC 249, Conor McGregor brought the focus back on him with just a few incendiary tweets.

These tweets called out a number of his fellow fighters, specifically those who compete at 155 lbs (see: the Lightweight division). McGregor ended his series of callouts by saying he'd be competing as a welterweight (170 lbs.) going forward.

The main points to walk away with here, beyond his intended weight class, appears to be that McGregor is completely down to fight without fans (which he kind of hinted at last week). He also said that his next fight is to be between him and Gaethje, with Conor adding that he was going to "fucking butcher" his preferred opponent over eight-month old barbs about his parenting.

For those who forgot/never knew, Gaethje called McGregor a "shit human, father, and husband" back in September 2019. In that same year, Gaethje claimed to TMZ that he was angling for a fight with Conor, but that the Irishman refused to sign the contract. 

After McGregor singled out Gaethje he turned his sights to Khabib Nurmagomedov (who Gaethje is expected to face next). In just a single tweet, Conor twice called the undefeated Khabib, who beat Conor in October 2018, an "embarrassment," and also compared him to a "scurrying, hiding rat." 

Here's everything he wrote on Monday (thus far). Feel free to read them in his voice:

The fans make the sport!
Watching the other night I was against going in without them. But it will be my fucking pleasure to display the power I possess with zero background noise for them.
Its me and Justin next as khabib is the biggest bottle fighter in the game.
Guarantee it.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020

I love Tony. We represented him amazingly at Paradigm sports and were betrayed for a promise of a baseball contract. But frame and preparation here was just embarrassing. His methods and conversation are humorous/enjoyable but he was never the level perceived. Although tough.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020

It is Dustin/Tony next when Tony heals.
If he does. Dustin will beat him also if changes are not made. Which they won’t. Dustin, although game, and in the mix, will be fed to the floor again. Couple wins here/there then folded in half. Rinse and repeat - Dustin career.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020

Justin, there is no danger in a man that hugs legs, we all know. Try and dance around what the real threat is here all you want.
I am going to fucking butcher you.
Your teeth. I’m going to put them on a fucking necklace.
Speak on my skills as a father?
You are fucking dead.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020

Don’t ever say you represent the great nation of the United States of America ever again. No true American would speak so highly of, or allow, a convicted member of a Jihadi terror cell represent them.
Never Forget!
You are a fucking blind fool, and I am going to finish the job.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020

Khabib you absolute embarrassment. Scurrying, hiding rat as usual. As I have said many times. As has been seen many times. Through the pane of glass it was confirmed what was always known.
“No comment” lol.
An embarrassment to real fighting.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020

After this division demolition job.
It is 170lbs.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020

Reached for comment by ESPN, Ali Abdelaziz (who manages both Gaethje and Nurmagomedov), said McGregor wouldn't be jumping the line for a title fight.  

"Right now is the holy month of Ramadan, so I cannot talk about anyone out of respect of Ramadan," Abdelaziz said. "He had a chance to fight Justin in January, and he picked [Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone] instead. He picked the easier fight. Now, the two kings of the division will fight. Maybe Conor can fight someone in the co-main event."

Last week Dana White made it very clear that McGregor has interest in fighting this summer, but no further details were given.

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