Conor: ‘I made you with my big Irish balls’
Conor McGregor has taken one final swipe at Khabib Nurmagomedov after the Russian UFC legend announced his retirement.
Khabib, 32, revealed his plan to call time on his career after beating Justin Gaethje in October to make it 13 wins from 13 in UFC and an unbeaten 29-0 record overall.
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Never one to miss an opportunity, McGregor hit out at Khabib with a brutal swipe on Instagram.
Sharing a picture of the two of them together, McGregor wrote: "Happy retirement kid, smell ya later.
"Never forget who came in the game and made ye. Straight from my big Irish balls.
"Remember folks, if you hate cutting weight so much, all you have to do is move up a division. God bless."
McGregor famously lost to Khabib at UFC 229 in Las Vegas in October 2018 - but their beef runs much deeper than just the scrap itself.
After he was forced into a submission in Vegas, things quickly got out of hand - with a mass brawl following.
Nurmagomedov charged towards McGregor's training partner Dillon Danis.
McGregor and his opponent's cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov, who were attempting to leave the octagon got into a scuffle and traded blows.
Khabib's cornermen Esed Emiragaev and Zubaira Tukhugov entered the melee, as all hell broke loose.
Following a thorough investigation, the NSAC announced a six-month suspension for McGregor, as well as a fine of around $68,128 (AUD) in December 2018.
Even before the fight, the war had been escalated after McGregor shattered the window of Khabib's team bus.
Ever since, the pair have been locked in a war of words, with talk of an eagerly-anticipated rematch rife.
However, it's not to be after White confirmed Khabib's retirement was, unlike McGregor's three retirements, official.
White tweeted: "29-0 it is. He is officially retired.
"It was incredible to watch you work @TeamKhabib thank you for EVERYTHING and enjoy whatever is next my friend."
Khabib himself later tweeted: "It was a good dinner with some great people.
"Dana White, thank you so much brother and the entire UFC team for the opportunity to prove myself, you guys have changed many lives forever because of this sport.
"Dana - I'll never forget your attitude towards me, my father did not forget and my sons will remember you.
"Today there was a real conversation between real men. Also thank you to all my team, sparring partners and all fans.
"I hope you will accept my decision and understand me."
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.
Originally published as Conor: 'I made you with my big Irish balls'