• The recently concluded UFC 249 was considered as a success 
  • Connor McGregor once again let out a hostile rant on Twitter against his opponents
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov referenced UFC 229 as a response to Connor McGregor's tweets 

The success of UFC 249 was heralded around the world, as Dana White and his team were able to pull off a major sporting event despite the global pandemic. While the fight card put on a show, the development on Twitter regarding Connor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken the spotlight.

It all prompted after UFC 249 had a five-round classic between Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson. It was a brutal TKO victory by Gathje that caught the attention of everyone, as it was one of the main highlights of the event.

The affair saw Ferguson fall to a loss for the first time since 2012 and left the arena with a broken orbital bone.

The fight gave everyone a taste of competitive fighting ever since the precautionary measures were implemented worldwide for COVID-19. This ensued a series of polarizing ideas but none as controversial as McGregor’s thoughts on Twitter. The iconic fighter let out a barrage of hostile tweets towards Gaethje and known rival Nurmagomedov.

It was an all-out rant from the Notorious One, as he did not filter any words when it came to his thoughts about Nurmagomedov.

This behavior doesn’t come as a surprise from McGregor given his history with trash talking and altercations outside the octagon. It has become one of the more heated rivalries in the sport as McGregor and Nurmagomedov had clashes even outside the confines of the cage.

In one of the more infamous moments in UFC history, a brawl ensued right after Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor back in 2018.

Despite these threatening words from McGregor, Nurmagomedov did not back down. He responded to Twitter by using McGregor’s words against him.

The Russian referenced photos of their UFC 229 matchup where McGregor was seen defeated and unable to continue. Their fight featured Nurmagomedov outperforming and unveiling a flurry of strikes on McGregor.

It will be interesting to see how the UFC will move forward with these two athletes going back and forth against each other.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia holds down Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harry How/Getty Images)