Khabib Nurmagomedov will always be regarded as one of the best UFC fighters to have competed in the MMA world. Khabib ended his career after his match against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in 2020. It seems McGregor has an interesting take on Khabib’s legacy.
Since then there had been a lot of speculation regarding him returning to the UFC as he was still undefeated, with many believing he would come back to make his record an impressive 30-0. However, Dana White had confirmed back in March that the Russian fighter has retired for good.
The Eagle has defeated the best of the best the MMA world has to offer and that includes Conor McGregor, as the two had an intense fight at UFC 229. It saw Khabib tapping out Conor McGregor and winning in a decisive fashion.
Conor McGregor recently took to Twitter and replied to a tweet from Will Harris, who worked on Khabib’s documentaries in the past. McGregor stated that Khabib’s legacy is toast and he was only ever a ‘good’ fighter.
“Deaths door? That’s your side. I never missed weight or pulled out once! And I ran through the division in the process. Finishing with the fastest KO ever in a UFC world title fight. My weight rise was done flawlessly. We will disagree on legacy yes. As his one is already toast.
Yes. Good, not great. Low KO rate. Can’t kick whatsoever. Never moved up in weight class despite almost dying trying to make weight. Pulled out of fights multiple times. Retired early. All of which lead him to a good fighter, not great. He’d a good few months, that’s it.”
Khabib even previously stated that Conor McGregor showed his weakness. Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have had a lot of bad blood over the years and that is unlikely to end anytime soon.