Conor McGregor has kicked off 2019 by taking aim at two of his biggest rivals, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Paulie Malignaggi, and they have both since fired back.
“Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi,” McGregor wrote on Instagram alongside video of a minor verbal altercation between himself and the boxer from Las Vegas during fight week for Mayweather Vs McGregor in 2017.
“Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about.
Yes you heard that right.
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.”
Nurmagomedov has since responded in kind, reminding him of the fact that he defeated him at UFC 229 just a few months ago.
“You will live with this shame all your life, bi…#tapmachine #mactaper,” Nurmagomedov wrote alongside a short video of McGregor tapping out to his fourth round rear-naked choke.
Meanwhile, Malignaggi blasted back by questioning McGregor’s testicular fortitude and accusing him of being a cokehead.
“For a guy that posts about bitch or bitchin an awful lot, its seems this guy doesn’t have a proper understanding of what the word means. So I found a recent clip of him exemplifying its definition in one cowardly act,” Malignaggi said on Instagram.
“Let the record show” that I do like Conor McGregor, everyone loves a piñata and him being combat sports official piñata there’s plenty of entertainment there. I give him credit though.
“For a guy with absolutely NO BALLS, the woof tickets he sold to all you stupid motherfuckers in recent years is amazing. He’s got a great talent for being a great bullshit artist. U can be rich, but you def a bitch you cokehead lush. So don’t let that shit you ingested on your Friday night cloud your memory of reality.”