Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Trade Shots On Twitter

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It has been 14 months since Conor McGregor stepped foot inside the Octagon, but the "Notorious" one's presence still looms large over the UFC's lightweight division he still champions. Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't appear to care all too much about these things.

The undefeated Dagestan-born smashing machine addressed the current title picture in the 155-pound fold after his drubbing of Edson Barboza at UFC 219 in Las Vegas this past weekend. In a post-fight interview with UFC analyst Joe Rogan, Nurmagomedov said he'd rather focus on interim titleholder Tony Ferguson because he doesn't believe McGregor has any intention of coming back to fight inside the cage.

Those words must have caught the Irish superstar's attention, as the the former double champ sent out a message on Twitter. Nurmagomedov responded in kind and a solid Twitter beef unfolded.


While Nurmagomedov facing Ferguson seems the more likely choice, there's no denying the appeal of a possible matchup between the AKA fighter and McGregor. Both have looked damn near invincible at times, and a matchup between them would be the biggest tilt the UFC could make in the lighter weight classes.

Watch: Touching Backstage UFC 220 Footage Featuring Volkan Oezdemir

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Volkan Oezdemir lost to Daniel Cormier in the co-main event at UFC 220, but it didn't take long for the 28-year-old challenger to get back to the drawing board. 

Dana White: Robert Whittaker In 'Serious Condition' From Staph Infection

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UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was recently pulled from his scheduled UFC 221 title defense vs. Luke Rockhold in Perth, Australia (h/t ESPN's Brett Okamoto). 

Bellator 192 Results: Chael Sonnen Advances, Rory MacDonald Wins Title

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Bellator 192 took place Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The event was headlined by the opening bout of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix between Chael Sonnen and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and a welterweight title fight between champion Douglas Lima and challenger Rory MacDonald. 

UFC 220 Results: Stipe Miocic Breaks UFC Record

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In the main event of UFC 220, one of the most exciting heavyweight matchups in recent memory took place, with Stipe Miocic putting his title on the line against heavy-handed contender Francis Ngannou. 

UFC 220 Results: Daniel Cormier Stops Volkan Oezdemir

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The light heavyweight title was on the line in the co-main event of UFC 220 on Saturday night at TD Garden in Boston as Daniel Cormier went head-to-head with Volkan Oezdemir. 

Watch: Aaron Pico Scores Brutal Knockout At Bellator 192

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After a misstep to begin his professional career, top mixed martial arts prospect Aaron Pico has been proving that he deserves all of the hype he received leading up to his debut. 

Daniel Cormier Plans To Retire At 40: 'Not Many Guys Get To Go Out On Top'

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Daniel Cormier may be entering the final year of his fighting career -- and he's completely OK with that.

FloCombat Doubleheader: Reasons To Watch Walkout FC 9, Mecca XI Muay Thai

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A hot-fire doubleheader comes to FloCombat on Saturday, Jan. 20, as Walkout FC 9 and Driller Promotions: Mecca XI Muay Thai stream live to your favorite device. 

UFC 220: Are We Forgetting Boop Master Volkan Oezdemir?

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Volkan Oezdemir is a forgotten man heading into Saturday's UFC 220 fight card in Boston. 

UFC 220: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Weigh-In Results

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The UFC 220 weigh-ins are underway, as Stipe Miocic, Francis Ngannou, Daniel Cormier, Volkan Oezdemir, and the rest of the crew hit the scales ahead of their Saturday-night showdown in Boston.