NBA: The competition between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov goes a long way back, to before their divergence at UFC 229. From trash-talking on social media and interviews to physical arguments resulting in authorities’ situations, their quarrel has seen everything.

Even after Khabib defeated Conor through a Round 4 entry, the tension between the two hasn’t subsided, despite occasional recognition of respect.

  • Conor McGregor dismisses several of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s career achievements.
  • The rivalry between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov dates back to their UFC 229 days.

The Irishman lately uttered’The Eagle’ on his performance at UFC 254 and sent condolences for his father’s passing.

Conor McGregor refuses Khabib Nurmagomedov’s MMA record:

After yet another clinical submission-win in UFC 254 over Justin Gaethje and defending his title, Khabib announced his retirement at a tear-jerking speech, citing his dad and trainer Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s death as the reason.

After the announcement, MMA journalist Mike Bohn posted a list of his own career accomplishments on Twitter. The first point on the list maintained that Khabib was one of the only three Russian-born Champions in UFC history, the other two being Petr Yan and Andrei Arlovski.


Conor McGregor was quick to point out that Andrei Arlovski was, in actuality, that a Belorussian and the reason why the flag of Belarus is on the new Legacy Championship belt.

He corrected Bohn saying that Oleg Taktarov was the other Russian Champion, but he never held that the belt. Taktarov won the UFC 6 championship, which was before the names were instated.

Conor McGregor then went on to name the other seven first-time winners that attracted their country’s flags on the belt – Mark Coleman for the USA, Bas Rutten for The Netherlands, Carlos Newton for Canada, Murilo Bustamante for Brazil, Joanna Jedrzejczyk for Poland, Michael Bisping for England, and he for Ireland.

“The Notorious’ then went on to call the rest of the statistics on the listing to be”overstretched accomplishments”, implying that they don’t really mean anything.

Regardless of Conor McGregor’s claims, a number of the stats on the article are worth listing under’accomplishments’. Khabib’s 29-0 winning series is the longest one of any active UFC Fighters, along with his 13-0 at UFC is the longest active streak in the company – equally magnificent achievements by their own virtue.

Though Khabib has announced his retirement, the UFC Lightweight title remains not vacant. There are rumors of him coming back to fight one last time and make it around 30-0.

However, it does seem improbable as it would eliminate the heartfelt farewell at the end of his last struggle against Justin Gaethje.