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Mac attack Conor McGregor calls Khabib Nurmagomedov a 'little fat elephant' in scathing rant

In the aftermath of Nurmagomedov hitting the scales for his UFC 254 showdown with Gaethje last October, conspiracy theories doing the rounds suggested the Russian missed the 155lb limit.

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McGregor losing to Khabib. Pic: Sportsfile

McGregor losing to Khabib. Pic: Sportsfile

McGregor losing to Khabib. Pic: Sportsfile

Conor McGregor has dismissed his former foe Khabib Nurmagomedov as a "little fat elephant."

Speaking ahead of his much-anticipated showdown with rival Dustin Poirier, McGregor took time out to have another dig at the UFC lightweight champion for not making weight for his retirement fight with Justin Gaethje.

In the aftermath of Nurmagomedov hitting the scales for his UFC 254 showdown with Gaethje last October, conspiracy theories doing the rounds suggested the Russian missed the 155lb limit.

Some claimed the official monitoring the scale didn't allow it to settle properly before announcing Nurmagomedov had made weight.

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Justin Gaethje grapples with Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia

Justin Gaethje grapples with Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia

Justin Gaethje grapples with Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia

And McGregor agrees with the theory.

He told The MacLife: "He's looking like an elephant, he's looking like a little fat elephant.

"He's enjoying himself, I don't think he made weight the last time either, I was very sceptical, it was very unusual behaviour."

Nurmagomedov walked away from mixed martial arts after registering an emphatic second-round submission victory over Gaethje.

He then called time on his career as he promised his mother he would no longer compete without his late father by his side.

Nurmagomedov's retirement has seemingly ended the hopes of those eager for him to rematch McGregor, who he defeated at UFC 229 in October 2018.

McGregor has been hellbent on securing a rematch with his bitter rival, who he believes is scared to share the cage with him again.

He said: "How he can walk away at this stage is baffling to me but each to their own, there are so many amazing fights out there.

"Even the Tony [Ferguson] fight… I don't care about nothing, you're scheduled to fight a man and no matter what the fight must take place.

"You don't scurry away from fights but it's been a hallmark of his career; I was not surprised to see him scurry away."

McGregor is currently at training camp for his return at UFC 257, which will take place on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The Irishman will be welcomed back to the cage by his former featherweight rival Dustin Poirier, who he knocked out nearly seven years ago at UFC 178.

The UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion is expecting a short night at the office, saying: "I will knock Dustin out inside 60 seconds."

He added: "I love Dustin, I think he's a good fighter. He's even a great fighter, you know? But great is still levels below me."

McGregor did an interview with The Mac Life on Thursday and was joined by his son minutes into it.

As Conor Jr appeared on the screen, the UFC star said to the youngster: "You alright champ? Can you see yourself?"

McGregor then laughed that the three-year-old was just like his dad for wanting the limelight before explaining to him: "Daddy's at work. This is Daddy's work."

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