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.

Ricco Rodriguez, Felony Bennett, More Live At CamSoda Legends

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It's a glorious time to be alive, friends. CamSoda Legends streams some MMA ruckus featuring Ricco Rodriguez, "Felony" Charles Bennett, Alex Nicholson, Matt Wagy, and more live and free from Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Thursday, April 26. 

Kevin Lee On Khabib Nurmagomedov: 'I Got That Boy's Number'

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is undefeated and seemingly untouchable—but Kevin Lee remains unfazed. 

Michael Chandler Talks Upcoming Free Agency, UFC Potential

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Michael Chandler has a very important decision to make in the near future.

Mindset Monday: How Kevin Lee Went From Stanky Leg To Smash Mode

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Everyone will likely remember two things about the Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee fight at UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City, NJ, on Saturday night: Lee missing weight and the vicious spinning kick from Barboza that went viral. 

UFC Fight Night 128 Results, Recap: Kevin Lee Dominates In Atlantic City

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Antonina Shevchenko Defends Title At Lion Fight 42

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The Shevchenko sisters ain't nothin' to fu*k with. 

UFC 224: Brian Kelleher Eyes Dominick Cruz After John Lineker

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The UFC’s bantamweight division has been tough to get a read on lately. 

UFC Atlantic City Hype: Kevin Lee Sleeps Magomed Mustafaev

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Don't let Kevin Lee take your back. 

Dustin Poirier: 'I Think I Match Up Well' vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

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By Damon Martin

Dustin Poirier has never backed down from a challenge.

That's why, following his UFC on Fox 29 slugfest with Justin Gaethje that ended in a fourth-round knockout this past Saturday, Poirier immediately turned his attention to a title shot against newly crowned lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov.

From 23 Foster Homes To UFC Gold: Justin Willis Ready For Anything

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Justin Willis knows he's different. It's a fact he's learned to embrace and to cherish.