Conor McGregor ‘Ecstatic and delighted’ amid Khabib Nurmagomedov’s alleged tax issues: ‘That’s rat behavior’

Conor McGregor delighted to hear about Khabib Nurmagomedov's tax issues he's a scurrying ratConor McGregor will be open to welcoming back Khabib Nurmagomedov to the Octagon, as it’s reported the Dagestani native…

Conor McGregor delighted to hear about Khabib Nurmagomedov's tax issues he's a scurrying rat

Conor McGregor will be open to welcoming back Khabib Nurmagomedov to the Octagon, as it’s reported the Dagestani native has unpaid taxes.

According to reports, Nurmagomedov has allegedly been under investigation for underpaying his business taxes at an estimated $300 million rubles ($3.3 million United States dollars). Following the reports of the news, McGregor spoke about it and says he hopes that leads to Nurmagomedov returning as he wants that fight back.

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“That’s typical rat behavior,” Conor McGregor said on a Duelbits live stream. “Scurrying rat. So, he has bills to pay. Two main events or something he has in the UFC and he owes his b*llocks to the Russian government. So, he’s gonna pay his f—kin’ money that he owes instead of siphoning it out through to other countries. I’m ecstatic and delighted that that’s coming on top of him.

Conor McGregor hits out at UFC enemy Khabib Nurmagomedov for retiring he's a little fool he went running
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“We all will welcome him back into the fight game where he’s ran from,” McGregor continued. “It’s a rat trap. The rat trap has been set. We’re excited about that and to see where it goes. We noticed a little rat scurrying on back. We see him back around. The fat rat we call him.”

McGregor and Nurmagomedov fought back at UFC 229 in 2018 and it was ‘The Eagle’ who won by fourth-round submission to defend his lightweight title. Nuragomedov fought two more times and then retired following his submission win over Justin Gaethje.

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Conor McGregor set for highly-anticipated return

Conor McGregor will be ending his three-year layoff on June 29 when he headlines UFC 303 against Michael Chandler.

McGregor has not competed since July of 2021 when he broke his leg in the trilogy match against Dustin Poirier. Before that, he was knocked out by Poirier after a 40-second TKO win over Donald Cerrone in his return to MMA after his loss to Nurmagomedov.

Ticket prices described as "criminal" for UFC 303 as Conor McGregor return set to land +$20,000,000 gate
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McGregor is the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion and holds notable wins over Eddie Alvarez, Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, and Nate Diaz among others.

Stamp Fairtex out of June fight return with ONE Championship due to knee injury: ‘80% of her meniscus was torn off’

Stamp Fairtex out of ONE Championship fight in June after knee injury 80% of her meniscus is torn offONE Championship atomweight champion Stamp Fairtex has been forced out of her upcoming fight in June due to a…

Stamp Fairtex out of ONE Championship fight in June after knee injury 80% of her meniscus is torn off

ONE Championship atomweight champion Stamp Fairtex has been forced out of her upcoming fight in June due to a knee injury.

Stamp Fairtex was set to face Denice Zamboanga on June 7, and she was also scheduled to fight strawweight champion Xiong Jingnan on Sept. 6 in Denver, Colorado in a potential champ vs. champ fight. But, due to the injury, those fights are now off which is disappointing news for Chatri Sityodtong.

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“It’s a sad thing. One of her final sparring sessions prepping for the big event in a couple of weeks, she blew out her knee. 80 percent of her meniscus was torn off her knee, and it was on a nasty takedown where her leg got caught. Her knee buckled. She just went for surgery, very successful surgery [on Sunday].”

Sityodtong said to MMAFighting

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Sityodtong says there is no timeframe for Stamp Fairtex to return, but the hope is to return in six months, but ONE’s CEO isn’t going to rush Stamp.

“I’ve talked to the Fairtex team, looks like it’s going to be six months but I really don’t know,” Sityodtong said. “I haven’t talked to the doctor. Let’s see what happens. It’s kind of sad but at the same time Atlanta is six months away so who knows. Stamp is a super athlete. You never know.”

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Stamp Fairtex was coming off a TKO win over Ham Seo-hee in September to win the vacant atomweight champion. Fairtex is 11-2 in MMA and holds notable wins over Alyona Rassohyna, Ritu Phogat, and Alsye Anderson among others.

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Chatri Sityodtong says Denver card will be ‘stacked’

ONE Championship will be returning to the United States in Denver, Colorado on September 6 and Atlanta, Georgia on November 8.

Despite losing Stamp Fairtex, Sityodtong says the Denver card will still be stacked as he’s confident it will be a stellar card for MMA fans, that will be a sellout.

“These things happen,” Sityodtong said. “The most important thing right now is for Stamp to rest and recover and rehab her knee so she’s back and hopefully she’s back in several months even potentially for our Atlanta show and there’s more shows in the states for next year. So I’m pretty relaxed about that from a timing perspective and plus we have such a stacked card.

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“We haven’t even announced our card, but we have such a stacked card for Denver, 100 percent the event is going to sell out. With zero marketing, we’re more than half sold out, which is mind bogging to me. It’s a 20,000-seat arena where the world champion Denver Nuggets play. It’s a full blown NBA stadium. We’ve done zero marketing, All we’ve done is announce that we’re coming and put a ticket link up and a couple of fights and it’s more than half sold out already. So I think four months to go, we’ll probably sell out with several weeks to go just like we did for our last Denver event. We’re very excited.”

ONE Championship made its US debut last year.

Leon Edwards welcomes historic title clash with Conor McGregor at UFC 309 in MSG: ‘100%, that’s the fight’

Leon Edwards welcomes title clash with Conor McGregor at UFC 309 in MSG that's the fightWhile incumbent heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has leaked he will likely make his return at UFC 309 in November…

Leon Edwards welcomes title clash with Conor McGregor at UFC 309 in MSG that's the fight

While incumbent heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has leaked he will likely make his return at UFC 309 in November in the promotion’s comeback to Madison Square Garden, undisputed welterweight kingpin, Leon Edwards is ready to stack the main card in a historic showdown with former two-division best, Conor McGregor.

Edwards, the current undisputed welterweight gold holder, is himself slated to make his return at UFC 304 in late July, headlining the organization’s return to Manchester in a rematch against surging contender, Belal Muhammad.

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As for McGregor, the former undisputed featherweight and lightweight titleholder is set to return from an almost three-year layoff at UFC 303 at the end of next month during International Fight Week, taking on Michael Chandler in a return to the welterweight limit.

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Conor McGregor offered title fight by Leon Edwards at UFC 309

And ahead of UFC 304, Edwards has suggested that should he topple Muhammad, and McGregor beat Chandler, why don’t the pair feature at Madison Square Garden in New York – offering the Dubliner a chance to become a first-ever three-weight champion in the promotion.

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“That’d be good, that’d be good, you know,” Leon Edwards told MMA Fighting of a fight with Conor McGregor. “It would be good to give him the opportunity – yeah, 100 percent, why not? I feel like let’s give him the opportunity to become [a] three-division world champion, [and] give me an opportunity to take out a guy like Conor (McGregor). You know, New York – that would be perfect.”

“That is the fight, you know,” Leon Edwards explained. “He goes out there and takes out Michael (Chandler), I take out ‘No One Remembers His Name’ and we’ll go from there. We’ll go to New York – MSG, let’s go. That’s the fight. That’s the fight, that’s the fight, I feel. You know, two of us have business to take care of. That’s the fight, that needs to happen. It should happen.”

Who would win in a potential title showdown: Leon Edwards or Conor McGregor?

Leon Edwards welcomes historic title clash with Conor McGregor at UFC 309 in MSG: ‘100%, that’s the fight’

Leon Edwards welcomes title clash with Conor McGregor at UFC 309 in MSG that's the fightWhile incumbent heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has leaked he will likely make his return at UFC 309 in November…

Leon Edwards welcomes title clash with Conor McGregor at UFC 309 in MSG that's the fight

While incumbent heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has leaked he will likely make his return at UFC 309 in November in the promotion’s comeback to Madison Square Garden, undisputed welterweight kingpin, Leon Edwards is ready to stack the main card in a historic showdown with former two-division best, Conor McGregor.

Edwards, the current undisputed welterweight gold holder, is himself slated to make his return at UFC 304 in late July, headlining the organization’s return to Manchester in a rematch against surging contender, Belal Muhammad.

Leon Edwards confirms he will fight at UFC 300 I will defend my title in April in Las Vegas
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As for McGregor, the former undisputed featherweight and lightweight titleholder is set to return from an almost three-year layoff at UFC 303 at the end of next month during International Fight Week, taking on Michael Chandler in a return to the welterweight limit.

3 most anticipated fights of 2024

Conor McGregor offered title fight by Leon Edwards at UFC 309

And ahead of UFC 304, Edwards has suggested that should he topple Muhammad, and McGregor beat Chandler, why don’t the pair feature at Madison Square Garden in New York – offering the Dubliner a chance to become a first-ever three-weight champion in the promotion.

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“That’d be good, that’d be good, you know,” Leon Edwards told MMA Fighting of a fight with Conor McGregor. “It would be good to give him the opportunity – yeah, 100 percent, why not? I feel like let’s give him the opportunity to become [a] three-division world champion, [and] give me an opportunity to take out a guy like Conor (McGregor). You know, New York – that would be perfect.”

“That is the fight, you know,” Leon Edwards explained. “He goes out there and takes out Michael (Chandler), I take out ‘No One Remembers His Name’ and we’ll go from there. We’ll go to New York – MSG, let’s go. That’s the fight. That’s the fight, that’s the fight, I feel. You know, two of us have business to take care of. That’s the fight, that needs to happen. It should happen.”

Who would win in a potential title showdown: Leon Edwards or Conor McGregor?

UFC star Conor McGregor rips ‘Bald little Malteser head’ Kamaru Usman: ‘You’re nothing to me’

Conor McGregor rips bald little Malteser head Kamaru Usman you're nothing to meForever sharing a high-profile rivalry – without ever actually sharing the Octagon with each other, the spat between former…

Conor McGregor rips bald little Malteser head Kamaru Usman you're nothing to me

Forever sharing a high-profile rivalry – without ever actually sharing the Octagon with each other, the spat between former champions, Conor McGregor and Kamaru Usman have been rekindled again by the Dubliner, who labelled him a “bald little Malteaser head”.

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight champion and featherweight gold holder under the banner of the UFC, has been sidelined since he fractured his left tibia and fibula in a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss to Dustin Poirier almost three years.

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However, slated to return at the end of next month, McGregor takes on former lightweight title challenger, Michael Chandler – a former training partner of Usman in the main event of UFC 303 during International Fight Week at the welterweight limit.

As for Auchi native, Usman, the former pound-for-pound number one has been out of action himself since October of last year, suffering his third consecutive loss in the form of a controversial majority decision loss to the undefeated, Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294. 

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And linked with a potential move to the welterweight limit to fight Usman in a bid to become the promotion’s first-ever three-division champion, McGregor failed to ever land the pairing, with the Nigerian going on to drop his title to Leon Edwards.

Conor McGregor hits out at long-time foe, Kamaru Usman

However, continuing to fire shots at the ONX Labs trainee tonight, McGregor hit out at Usman’s claiming he was “nothing” to him, as well as hitting out at his appearance.

Dana White confirms Conor McGregor targeted to headline UFC 303 that's what we wanna do

“(Kamaru) Usman is talking crazy right now,” Conor McGregor said during a DuelBits live stream. “Where’s Usman right now? The little bald Malteaser head. What happened in his last fight again? I can’t even remember where you’re at in your game, bro, yeah? You’re nothing to me.” 

Without a victory since a title rematch win over Colby Covington back in 2021, Usman has weighed up both a welterweight return and even a continued stay at the middleweight limit since his loss to Chimaev late last year.

Who would win in a potential fight: Conor McGregor or Kamaru Usman?

UFC star Conor McGregor rips ‘Bald little Malteser head’ Kamaru Usman: ‘You’re nothing to me’

Conor McGregor rips bald little Malteser head Kamaru Usman you're nothing to meForever sharing a high-profile rivalry – without ever actually sharing the Octagon with each other, the spat between former…

Conor McGregor rips bald little Malteser head Kamaru Usman you're nothing to me

Forever sharing a high-profile rivalry – without ever actually sharing the Octagon with each other, the spat between former champions, Conor McGregor and Kamaru Usman have been rekindled again by the Dubliner, who labelled him a “bald little Malteaser head”.

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight champion and featherweight gold holder under the banner of the UFC, has been sidelined since he fractured his left tibia and fibula in a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss to Dustin Poirier almost three years.

Kamaru Usman branded best welterweight of all time by UFC boss you cannot deny that
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However, slated to return at the end of next month, McGregor takes on former lightweight title challenger, Michael Chandler – a former training partner of Usman in the main event of UFC 303 during International Fight Week at the welterweight limit.

As for Auchi native, Usman, the former pound-for-pound number one has been out of action himself since October of last year, suffering his third consecutive loss in the form of a controversial majority decision loss to the undefeated, Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294. 

Kamaru Usman welcomes middleweight run after UFC 294 I looked good at 185 pounds
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And linked with a potential move to the welterweight limit to fight Usman in a bid to become the promotion’s first-ever three-division champion, McGregor failed to ever land the pairing, with the Nigerian going on to drop his title to Leon Edwards.

Conor McGregor hits out at long-time foe, Kamaru Usman

However, continuing to fire shots at the ONX Labs trainee tonight, McGregor hit out at Usman’s claiming he was “nothing” to him, as well as hitting out at his appearance.

Dana White confirms Conor McGregor targeted to headline UFC 303 that's what we wanna do

“(Kamaru) Usman is talking crazy right now,” Conor McGregor said during a DuelBits live stream. “Where’s Usman right now? The little bald Malteaser head. What happened in his last fight again? I can’t even remember where you’re at in your game, bro, yeah? You’re nothing to me.” 

Without a victory since a title rematch win over Colby Covington back in 2021, Usman has weighed up both a welterweight return and even a continued stay at the middleweight limit since his loss to Chimaev late last year.

Who would win in a potential fight: Conor McGregor or Kamaru Usman?