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Conor McGregor says ‘I smell poo’ in bizarre late night Twitter jab at arch-rival Khabib

‘You absolute bottler. Your da gonna open hand slap you when you meet again’

UFC fighter Conor McGregor

Neil FetherstonhaughSunday World

Conor McGregor has thrown another online dig at Khabib Nurmagomedov in a bizarre late night tweet in which he declares: “I smell poo”.

The Dubliner and the Russian have been engaged in a new round of exchanging insults recently but Conor’s latest has had even his own fans scratching their heads.

“Peek a boo number 2 or I smell poo,” he wrote, adding: “You absolute bottler. Your da gonna open hand slap you when you meet again.

“You are not free yet. Free is being able to stay in the mountains of Dagestan with your family. Instead you are in hotel rooms. Your kids and wife home alone. Wake up.”

The tweet accompanies a picture of the pair in the Octagon when McGregor was choked out by Nurmagomedov in their grudge fight in 2018.

He was denied a second shot when his adversary retired two years later. McGregor has not fought for 16 months and has won only one of his last four fights in the cage.

UFC fighter Conor McGregor

The pair clearly have unfinished business with The Notorious responding to recent comments made by the Russian MMA star in which he seemingly mocked McGregor during an event in Toronto.

Khabib had been speaking about the success of his fight team, including UFC lightweight titleholder Islam Makhachev and Bellator lightweight champ Usman Nurmagomedov, when he referenced McGregor’s famous “here to take over” phrase.

“Right now we have current UFC and Bellator lightweight champions. This is amazing,” he said.

“I hear long time ago when one guy was talking about ‘We’re here to take over.’ But we here to take over”.

McGregor didn’t seem to appreciate the jibe, taking to Twitter to hit out at Khabib.

In a now-deleted tweet, he wrote: “I fight on! Your fathers plan is never complete because you quit and ran, brother. God bless. I’m still here if you wanna go again. But your fear of defeat means you’ve already lost. Run from it all you want. We all lose in the end. Death takes us all. I fear nothing but God.”

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Nurmagomedov and McGregor previously fought at UFC 229 in a lightweight championship bout in October 2018, where Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor by fourth-round submission.

McGregor has meanwhile hinted that he was exploring the possibility of buying Liverpool FC.

A report- earlier this month suggested the American-based owners at Fenway Sports Group (FSG) had produced a sales deck and investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were assisting the evaluation process.

A figure in excess of €4billion is expected to be demanded by FSG to sell all their shares in Liverpool, with that figure well out of reach for McGregor despite his success in UFC and boxing.

Yet after hinting he would be interested in buying Manchester United and Chelsea in recent months, he has tweeted that he would like to explore the possibility of being part of a consortium buying Liverpool.

“I WOULD LOVE IT! I requested my information on this, yes. Soon as I heard. What a turn of events! What a club! @LFC,” he said responding to a tweet suggesting he buy the club.

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