UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has continued his war of words with Conor McGregor in a new interview coming out of Russia.
“He wants to always be in the headlines,” Khabib told RT Sport. “If you’ve noticed, after each UFC event, [he] makes comments. He praises those who win, or insults the others. This is his way of self-promotion, that’s how he makes headlines all the time. He knows what he’s doing.
“And I have no problem with that, he can say whatever he wants. But inside the cage he didn’t say anything. When I was hitting him in the face with my elbows and knees, he did not say anything. When I said ‘Let’s talk,’ he didn’t respond. And now, when he is thousands of kilometers away, he is saying things.
“That just shows what kind of lowlife he really is. When he was on the floor he didn’t speak to me, and that is what really matters.”
Despite the growing heat surrounding a rematch between Nurmagomedov and McGregor, it’s believed that ‘The Eagle’s’ next title defense will come against the winner of next weekend’s Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier interim lightweight title fight at UFC 236 in Atlanta, Georgia.