Conor McGregor got deeply personal towards Khabib Nurmagomedov in the lead-up to UFC 229, calling the Dagestani’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, a quivering coward on social media.
Abdulmanap originally wasn’t willing to forgive McGregor, but, since the dust has settled from UFC 229, where Khabib submitted ‘The Notorious’ with a face crank in the fourth round, the mixed martial arts coach has offered McGregor to train in his homeland of Dagestan.
Abdulmanap extended the invitation to McGregor in a recent vlog, telling the former two-division champion that he forgives him for his harsh words.
“Distinguished guests, I invite again to the tournament our close friend [actor and former UFC fighter] Oleg Taktarov and McGregor,” Abdulmanap said, per Russia Today. “I said that I forgive him [for all the insults], it’s important to be kind-hearted!”
Nurmagomedov Sr. might be willing to invite McGregor to Dagestan, but Khabib will surely have something to say about that. The undefeated lightweight champion extended his win streak to a perfect 27-0 at UFC 229 and catapulted to No. 2 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
McGregor has called for an immediate rematch, but many fans to see Nurmagomedov defend his title against Tony Ferguson, who defeated Anthony Pettis in a Fight of the Night classic in the UFC 229 co-main event.