Conor McGregor chomps for UFC rematch clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘He’s fighting’s biggest chicken’

Conor McGregor hits out at UFC enemy Khabib Nurmagomedov for retiring he's a little fool he went running

Seven years on from his undisputed lightweight title fight loss to rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor has labelled the Russian as “fighting’s biggest chicken” – naming him as a fighter he would like to rematch the most.

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight titleholder under the banner of the organization, has been sidelined from the Octagon since he featured at UFC 264 back in July 2021, suffering a fractured left tibia and fibula in a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss to former interim champion and common-foe, Dustin Poirier.

As for Nurmagomedov, the former lightweight champion and Hall of Fame inductee, called time on his illustrious career back in 2020, successfully unifying the lightweight crowns with a second round triangle submission win over then-interim gold holder, Justin Gaethje

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Fighting McGregor back in 2016 in a lightweight championship defense, Dagestan grappling ace, Nurmagomedov landed a fourth round win over his arch-enemy, latching onto a neck crank submission to land his first defense of the 155 pound title.

However, in the time since, Crumlin striker, McGregor has continually staked his claim for a lightweight championship re-run with the American Kickboxing Academy, ultimately to no avail.

Conor McGregor once more hits out at rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov

And in an #AskNotorious session on his official X account today, McGregor, 35, claimed that the former champion would be his most sought-after rematch opponent in mixed martial arts, before once again jabbing at the Dagestan native.

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“Khabib (Nurmagomedov),” Conor McGregor replied on his social media. “He is fighting’s biggest chicken.” 

Expected to snap his long-time hiatus from the sport next year, McGregor remains supremely confident of landing a comeback fight at UFC 300 in April, as he prepares to return in an earmarked fight with former lightweight title challenger, Michael Chandler in a welterweight showdown. 

Would you like to see Conor McGregor rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov in the future?