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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor: Epic trash talking moments

Khabib Nurmagomedov just retired and is being mentioned as a contender for No. 1 pound-for-pound best fighter in UFC history.

We gathered a collection of some of the best trash talking moments from his longtime heated rivalry with Conor McGregor. The fight and rivalry with McGregor was a large part of what rocketed Khabib’s career into the stratosphere.

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Reviewing an action-packed night of boxing in Mexico City and on DAZN as Juan Francisco Estrada beat Carlos Cuadras in one of the best fights of the year with an 11th round TKO retain the WBC super flyweight title. Also on the card, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez proved to the boxing world that he wasn’t washed up in February with his WBA super flyweight title win over Kid Yafai.

Georges St-Pierre heaps praise upon Khabib: ‘as perfect as you can get’

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov put on one of the most spectacular performances of his career at UFC 254 on Saturday night. Then he retired.

Khabib was masterful on the feet, on the ground, and in his ring generalship in the UFC 254 headliner opposite Justin Gaethje. He could hardly have been any better, and he didn’t need to be. Khabib put Gaethje to sleep in the second round.

Following the death of his father over the summer, unbeknownst to even his coach Javier Mendez, Khabib promised his mother that this would be his final fight. He made good on that promise, declaring his retirement in the Octagon in his post-fight interview.

Fighters came out of the woodwork to praise him. Even rival Conor McGregor had good words to say to Khabib. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones argued against people claiming Khabib was the greatest fighter of all time, but still heaped his praise upon him.

One of the more notable praises came from another fighter that many consider the GOAT, Georges St-Pierre.

St-Pierre was the longtime UFC welterweight champion. Perhaps the most dominant welterweight fighter in UFC history. He also returned to the Octagon following several years on the sidelines to take the middleweight strap from Michael Bisping.

He knows a thing or two about greatness, and he found it easy to heap praise upon Khabib.

“Congratulations to Khabib Nurmagomedov for his amazing performance last night and a career as perfect as you can get as an athlete!”

https://twitter.com/GeorgesStPierre/status/1320395859700449281?s=20

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