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Things had been fairly quiet as of late, in terms of the beef between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. But now tensions have spiked, following a social media jab from McGregor.

Recently McGregor directed the comments below to his former/brief sparring partner, boxer Paulie Malignaggi, as well as Nurmagomedov (warning: explicit language):

Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi.
Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about.
Yes you heard that right.
A picture.
I told him here to his face. “Don’t be bitching.” Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man.
Don’t be a bitch, bitching.
The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round.
Don’t be bitching!
Every single round bitching to the referee.
He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position.
It baffled me.
If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity.
But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch.
I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple.
Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches.
I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.

 

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Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi. Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture. I told him here to his face. “Don’t be bitching.” Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching. The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching! Every single round bitching to the referee. He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity. But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches. I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.

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Nurmagomedov, who tapped McGregor out in the fourth round at UFC 232, proceeded to post this;

So, the timing of these comments from McGregor are somewhat interesting, as they come at a time when there’s been renewed rumors about a boxing match with Malignaggi (which the latter has reportedly denied).

Further, McGregor and Nurmagomedov are expected to appear in front of the Nevada Commission this month, in connection to the post-fight brawl that happened after their bout. So, in theory, we could have a timeline for when they’ll be eligible to fight again soon. McGregor could be doing some posturing here, in terms of trying to line-up a rematch.