McGregor continues his recovery from his broken leg and is aiming to return to the UFC this summer – and has Makhachev in his sights
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Conor McGregor has vowed to end the hype surrounding rising UFC star Islam Makhachev.
Makhachev extended his unbeaten run in the UFC to 10 fights with a first-round stoppage from Bobby Green last weekend.
He is a leading contender for the winner of Charles Oliveira’s lightweight title defense in May against Justin Gaethje.
But UFC President Dana White wants him to fight Beneil Dariush after their fight was called off at short notice due to an injury to the Iranian.
McGregor continues to recover from the broken leg he sustained against Dustin Poirier last summer.
He is expected to return in either the summer or fall and claims he will do so in a 155lb title shot.
But he took aim at Makhachev in a social media tirade, tweeting: “I’ll fight this shit stain [sic] Makchavich, no sweat. Awkward g’n’p (ground and pound) the other night imo.
“Pathetic beating and then bottles off [Rafael dos Anjos] fight after watching his mouth lol. Awkward. Watch out when I come back. Same as before. Everyone. Any weight. Somewhere. Game full of shit stains.”
McGregor went on to deny Makhachev’s win over Green, claiming the American suffered no harm despite being knocked down and finished off.
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“Fully mounted g’n’p and the guy doesn’t jump a scratch, hugs and kisses,” he wrote. “Speaking of thanks for the match etc. If that’s me then there’s still holes in their heads like they’ve been hit with a sock full of golf balls. I don’t even know where they are. Caramel butterskin strikes again!
“Am I the only one who sees this stuff for what it is or what is the madness? Not a scratch man. Awkward!
“I open the skin as if I were a scalpel. The sooner the better this leg fully heals and we can get the fuck right again! It comes 100 percent! My next scan is this Monday.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/mma/conor-mcgregor-islam-makhachev-ufc-26390175 Conor McGregor lashes out at Islam Makhachev and vows to end hype surrounding UFC star