Is retired Khabib Nurmagomedov a fact teller or trash talker? We suppose it actually depends upon whether or not you agree with a few of his latest harsh statements in the direction of fighters which are nonetheless competing after he retired and rode off into the sundown.
HIs most up-to-date targets: Tony Ferguson and Jose Aldo. Ferguson is washed, in keeping with Khabib, and will retire. As for Jose Aldo, he’ll by no means peak once more like he did throughout his legendary featherweight championship run.
“He bought beat up when he fought … Petr (Yan), proper?” Nurmagomedov stated throughout a latest press convention. “A man wins one battle and everybody begins speaking. When Conor (McGregor) fought (Donald) ‘Cowboy’ (Cerrone), he seemed like a lion. When he fights stronger opponents, he appears like a scared hen. Combating prime fighters reveals your value.”
Khabib known as Aldo and fighters like him ‘businessmen’ that ‘come out to generate profits.’
“There’s no method Aldo is having a second peak,” Khabib declared. “You possibly can attempt to show all of it you need, however I’ve been by this. I do know higher than you. You’re a journalist, and I’m a fighter.”
Effectively now we’ve one other fighter coming to Aldo’s protection, and it’s none apart from … Conor McGregor?
“This man remains to be speaking? One other press convention?” McGregor wrote in since-deleted tweets. “You s—t your pants of Cerrone your complete profession. You pulled thrice from (combating) him. Your father, god relaxation his soul, couldn’t consider his eyes the best way I beat Cerrone. You disrespect Cerrone and now Aldo too? You ran away. Shut up.”
“One other press convention? Haha for what?” McGregor wrote in one other tweet. “You might be doing a complete load of nothing mate. You and Cerrone had been locked in to battle since method again and also you by no means had the braveness. You ran away and now all you do is speak like b—ch. Aldo is 100 occasions the fighter you might be, and ever will probably be.”
Now it could appear unusual that McGregor is defending Aldo right here, however take into account the higher Aldo’s standing within the MMA world, the higher Conor’s notorious 13 second win over the previous champ appears. Plus, Aldo isn’t the one man seeking to peak once more and reclaim former glory, so these ‘over the hill’ fighters want to stay collectively within the face of harsh critiques from the Khabibs of the world.