Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, has hit back at Conor McGregor after the Irishman’s controversial social media post relating to the Russian’s wife.
The 30-year-old tweeted a picture of the Russian and his wife from their wedding day, with the Irishman comparing Nurmagomedov’s wife to a ‘towel’.
McGregor, who recently announced his retirement from the UFC, deleted the post shortly after and then teased a return to the Octagon in an apology on social media.
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And talking to TMZ, cited by the Daily Express, Abdelaziz hit back at McGregor’s social media post and claimed that the Irishman would ‘disappear’ if he met Nurmagomedov again.
You want to talk about Khabib’s self, he’s ugly, whatever, this is your opinion. Don’t talk about his f****** wife and his nation and his religion.
Believe me, if you put Conor and Khabib in the streets to fight to the death, there will be no Conor. Conor will be disappeared.
UFC chief Dana White has recently admitted that he is ‘aware’ of the ongoing feud on social media between the pair, after previously revealing earlier in the year that a rematch ‘should’ happen.
And with Nurmagomedov eligible to make his Octagon return in July, the pair may well face off once again before the end of 2019.