Chechen Fighter Threatens Conor McGregor Over Press Conference Comments

It looks like McGregor’s comments last week may have landed him in hot water.

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Conor McGregor said a lot of outlandish things during the UFC 229 press conference last week.

McGregor discussed things such as Khabib Nurmagomedov slapping Artem Lobov, Khabib’s father, and Russian politics. He also made some unfavorable comments about Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov.

A Chechen lightweight fighter, Khusein Khaliev, who fights out of Kadyrov’s Akhmat MMA fight club and competes for the World Fighting Championships of Akhmat promotion in Chechnya, has spoken out. Khaliev posted an Instagram video telling McGregor he’d have to pay for his comments against Kadyrov.

He suggested McGregor would pay inside or outside the cage (via Bloody Elbow):

“Conor, you’re a master trash talker. But this time I was offended after watching the press conference” Khaliev said. “This talk is acceptable in Ireland, America and elsewhere. But when it comes to Chechnya or the Caucasus, you need to think about what to say, and what not to say.

“You will have to answer for your words, inside a cage or outside of it. We never forgive for attacking the honor of our family. So I suggest you show remorse and apologize quickly, because life does not end with your fight against Khabib. Watch your tongue if you’re not looking for trouble.”

McGregor will challenge Khabib for the lightweight title in the main event of UFC 229 next month (Sat. October 6, 2018). It all goes down from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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10 MMA Fighters With The Richest Net Worths

10 MMA Fighters With The Richest Net Worth With The Richest Net Worth.

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Mixed martial arts (MMA) is still a niche sport, but 10 MMA fighters have mainstream net worth.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is celebrating its 25th year anniversary in 2019. MMA, as we know it, has grown leaps and bounds since the days of ‘No Holds Barred’ fights and 300-pound tough guys. Although the sport has made considerable progress in becoming a mainstream attraction, some problems still persist – mainly in the oft-discussed area of fighter pay.

MMA is a professional sport; however, the athletes competing aren’t exactly raking in NFL or NBA money. After all expenses are accounted for the average UFC fighter earned somewhere in the neighborhood of $132,109 in 2017.

However, these 10 MMA fighters have figured out a way to break the bank.

Here is LowkickMMA’s list of 10 MMA fighters with the richest net worths.

 

Ronda Rousey – $12 Million

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was the first ever UFC women’s bantamweight champion. She also captured a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Nowadays you can find Rousey on WWE programming. Moreover, on their flagship TV show Monday Night Raw where Rousey can be seen each week defeating a new WWE Diva.

Rousey has also carved out a solid acting career. She most recently landed a prominent role in the Peter Berg-directed action film Mile 22 which was released this past August to mixed reviews.

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Tyron Woodley Vows He’d Smash ‘One-Tool’ Conor McGregor

Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently on the sidelines. That won’t stop him from talking trash about Conor McGregor. In fact, it’s even time Woodley vows he’d destroy McGregor. Woodley has been campaigning for a super fight since literally moments after he won the belt from Robbie Lawler in July 2016. That hasn’t transpired, however. […]

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Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently on the sidelines. That won’t stop him from talking trash about Conor McGregor. In fact, it’s even time Woodley vows he’d destroy McGregor.

Woodley has been campaigning for a super fight since literally moments after he won the belt from Robbie Lawler in July 2016. That hasn’t transpired, however. Woodley isn’t exactly the UFC’s favorite champion despite being the longest-reigning one. He’s been made to face one top contender after another as a result.

“The Chosen One” has dispatched Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia, and Darren Till during his four-fight string of defenses. He most recently dominated Till at September’s UFC 228. Woodley has aimed for a fight with longtime former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre for quite some time. St-Pierre isn’t exactly in a hurry to fight him.

Woodley is now looking to face Conor McGregor as a result. The current 170-pound king recently used a bit of reverse psychology by claiming “The Notorious” would target him after fighting Khabib at UFC 229. Woodley discussed the fight on a recent edition of his TMZ segment “Hollywood Beatdown,” offering his prediction. He thinks Khabib will win, but hopes McGregor will for his own sake:

“I would think that if Khabib’s really about that action, he’s going to do what he says and it’s going to be really tough for Conor to have any lead in that arm to throw that knockout punch in the fourth or fifth round, so I would say Khabib [wins]. But just for selfish purposes, if Conor wins, then the only fight that makes sense is for him to fight me. Try to get a third belt.”

Woodley had a previous altercation with McGregor before 2016’s UFC 205. “The Chosen One” claims “The Notorious” doesn’t want to fight him because he’s simply too one-dimensional:

“Conor thought he wanted smoke and then he realized he really didn’t,” Woodley said. “I would smash him. He’s too little. He’s got one punch. What fighter have I ever fought that’s been able to beat me with one tool?”

He closed by reiterating that his money was on Khabib at UFC 229. Purely for selfish purposes, however, he obviously wants McGregor to win:

“From my analyst hat, my mind says Khabib, but my bank account and my legacy says Conor. I would take that fight in a heartbeat.”

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The Complete Timeline of the Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Feud

Conor McGregor is an expert at manufacturing rivalries. At the drop of a hat, the man can whip up a compelling grudge match unlike anything ever seen and transform a standard fight into a vicious bloodfeud…

Conor McGregor is an expert at manufacturing rivalries. At the drop of a hat, the man can whip up a compelling grudge match unlike anything ever seen and transform a standard fight into a vicious bloodfeud…

Conor McGregor’s Ex-Training Partner Helps Khabib Prepare For UFC 229 Headliner

This former SBG fighter also spoke how Conor is in the gym.

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Conor McGregor’s ex-training partner helps UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov prepare for his upcoming title fight at UFC 229.

Myles Price Story Time

That former SBG fighter is Myles Price who has spent many hours sparring with the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ in the gym.

Now, he’s helping Nurmagomedov prepare to fight “The Notorious” at this event. In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, he gave some insight into why he left the Irish gym as well as his fractured relationship with McGregor during his time at the facility.

“I’ll be honest with you, I never really got on well with Conor within the gym because me and Conor sparred a lot. At the time, Conor was taking fights at lightweight,” Price said on the latest episode of Eurobash.

“I understand the hierarchy within gyms. Even here at AKA you have heated spars, but afterwards we shake each other’s hands, we talk about what we can work on and develop as training partners or as a team.

“Basically, with Conor, he’s quite narcissistic. He’ll see you as competition. He’s not very nice to be around in the gym. If you’re giving him hard spars, he won’t see you as a friend after a while.”

Conor McGregor’s Ex-Training Partner Helps

Obviously, with Price helping out the UFC lightweight champ for this title clash, he is going to be a bit biased. When it comes down to the fact that he has had training sessions with both fighters, he understands them both quite well. Thus, he thinks Nurmagomedov comes out with victory at the T-Mobile arena come fight night.

“I don’t want to seem bias because I’m over here training with Khabib, because I have a lot of respect for Conor as an athlete. He’s an amazing athlete, there’s no doubt in the world about that. Anyone that questions that is very foolish because I’ve felt him in spars, he’s extraordinary, he’s a hard worker and when he’s mentally on point he performs extremely well,” he explained.

“My feelings have completely changed since I came over here because I’ve added training sessions and feeling what Khabib is like to my opinion. Khabib is a very good athlete, he’s a dangerous athlete and he can take a shot too. Everybody takes shots in the gym, but in my opinion, Khabib is very hard to hit at the moment. He’s a grinding, hard wrestler and his conditioning is on a completely different level now. Most importantly, his psyche is very strong. He’s very strong mentally and that’s what the deciding factor is going to be in this fight. Anyone that hasn’t taken Conor personally, emotionally or that hasn’t attached themselves to Conor has done well or beaten Conor. That’s what Khabib is doing now. Forget where he’s at physically, because psychologically is where he’s going to win the battle. If I had to make a quick [prediction] now, I’d probably say round three or round four, Khabib TKOs him. Just ground pound, taking him down, beating on him and referee stops it.”

The UFC 229 pay-per-view event is slated to take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

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Former Conor McGregor Training Partner Helping Khabib For UFC 229 Camp

Khabib Nurmagomedov has some mind games of his own. The Russian prepares to defend his UFC lightweight title against Conor McGregor next month. They’ll headline UFC 229 on pay-per-view (PPV) on October 6th from the T-Mobile Arena. There are some …

Khabib Nurmagomedov has some mind games of his own. The Russian prepares to defend his UFC lightweight title against Conor McGregor next month. They’ll headline UFC 229 on pay-per-view (PPV) on October 6th from the T-Mobile Arena. There are some serious personal issues between the two 155 pounders. McGregor did his best to get into […]

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