Conor McGregor has continued his attack on the team of Khabib Nurmagomedov with another assault on a close friend and sparring partner of ‘The Eagle’.
Yesterday, we brought you the news that McGregor had launched an attack on the father of Nurmagomedov, Abdulmanap, calling him a ‘quivering coward’.
Now, in another effort to get in the head of the man he faces on October 6, Conor has taken a shot at Team Khabib member Zubaira Tukhugov – who has been scheduled to face his own gym-mate, ‘The Russian Hammer’ Artem Lobov.
McGregor takes a dig at the relationship between Tukhugov and Nurmagomedov – referencing their respective Chechen and Dagestani heritage as well as their roles in cornering Artem Lobov in April – something that led to one of the key moments in this entire saga.
It seems as though the Irishman is looking to get to Nurmagomedov by attacking those closest to him. Either way, the mental games have well and truly begun.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena