Conor McGregor has pledged to tackle Russian fighter Islam Makhachev when he returns from damage
UFC famous person Conor McGregor says he wasn’t impressed by Islam Makhachev’s efficiency within the cage final weekend and has vowed to tackle the rising Russian star when he returns from the damaged leg he suffered in his trilogy combat with Dustin Poirier final summer season.
Makhachev beat short-notice alternative Bobby Inexperienced in Las Vegas, scoring a simple win in a combat through which authentic opponent Beneil Dariush was pressured to bow out after struggling an ankle damage in coaching the week beforehand.
The Dagestan native earned his tenth successive win within the cage and moved to 22-1 total in his profession after incomes a first-round TKO in opposition to the American fighter.
However watching again house in his native Dublin was one other man with designs on claiming the UFC’s light-weight crown, and McGregor took to Twitter on Friday to provide his considerably profane appraisal of Makhachev’s newest displaying.
I’ll combat that shit stain makchavich, no sweat. Embarrassing g’n’p the opposite night time imo. Pitiful punching. After which bottles the rda combat after mouthing of him lol. Embarrassing. Watch once I come again. Similar as earlier than. Anybody. Any weight. Anyplace. Recreation stuffed with shit stains.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 4, 2022
“I’ll combat that sh*t stain [Makhachev], no sweat,” McGregor wrote. “Embarrassing [ground n’ pound] the opposite night time [in my opinion].
“Pitiful punching. After which bottles the [Rafael Dos Anjos] combat after mouthing off him lol.
“Embarrassing. Watch once I come again. Similar as earlier than. Anybody. Any weight. Anyplace.
“Recreation stuffed with sh*t stains.”
Makhachev had been in line to combat once more this weekend, placing his hand as much as face former light-weight champion Dos Anjos after the Brazilian’s authentic opponent, Rafael Fiziev, was pressured to withdraw after contracting Covid-19 – however even after UFC president Dana White admitted that he thought the deal was accomplished, the Russian was accused of backtracking and bowing out of the short-notice combat, with Renato Moicano as an alternative filling the hole.
The transfer seems to have value Makhachev a clearer path in the direction of title competition, as White as an alternative confirmed to the media afterwards that the Makhachev-Dariush combat will possible be rebooked in the summertime.
McGregor, in the meantime, is regarded as awaiting clearance to return to full sparring after the grisly compound fracture he suffered to his left leg final 12 months – however he seems eager to check the waters at quite a few weight classes.
The Irishman is the one fighter in UFC historical past to have scored knockout wins within the featherweight, light-weight and welterweight divisions.
White additionally not too long ago admitted that McGregor may effectively stroll right into a title shot on his return, relying on the result of the forthcoming conflict between champ Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje and whether or not the victor has an urge for food for a ‘Pink Panty Evening’ with the game’s largest star.
Failing that, plainly a bout with Makhachev may additionally be on the playing cards – a combat which might little question function a proxy warfare of kinds within the contentious rivalry between McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, a longtime coaching associate of Makhachev’s.