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Conor McGregor Promises to “Butcher” Justin Gaethje, Lights up “Rat” Khabib Nurmagmedov

We didn't hear much from Conor McGregor this past weekend, following Justin Gaethje's massive win at UFC 249. But that all changed big time, on Monday.

Justin Gaethje appears to be next for Khabib Nurmagmedov, as a result of his impressive, stoppage win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. But, apparently, Conor McGregor thinks he’s going to end up facing the new interim champ next, and he’s fired off a pretty fierce warning shot.

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McGregor vows to “butcher” Gaethje, blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov again

Leading up to UFC 249, the consensus was that Ferguson would likely get by the dangerous Gaethje, and secure yet another booking with the champ, Nurmagmedov. Gaethje, however, put on his best performance to date, and punished “El Cucuy” en route to a fifth-round stoppage.

As a result of his new interim belt, Gaethje fielded questions about facing Khabib after the bout. But, on Monday, McGregor made sure his name entered the conversation.

How so? By tweeting out a series of very intense tweets (warning: graphic language to follow).

Here are some of the comments McGregor made.

Justin, there is no danger in a man that hugs legs, we all know. Try and dance around what the real threat is here all you want.
I am going to f-cking butcher you.
Your teeth. I’m going to put them on a f-cking necklace.
Speak on my skills as a father?
You are f-cking dead.

Now, if you’re wondering what the “father” reference is too, last year, after a video surfaced which showed McGregor allegedly striking an elderly man in a pub, Gaethje trashed McGregor over the incident.

He also argued that the star should be mindful of how his actions could be perceived by his children.

The fans make the sport!
Watching the other night I was against going in without them. But it will be my f-cking pleasure to display the power I possess with zero background noise for them.
Its me and Justin next as khabib is the biggest bottle fighter in the game.
Guarantee it.

McGregor also tossed out his go to “rat” insult, while talking about Khabib.

Khabib you absolute embarrassment. Scurrying, hiding rat as usual. As I have said many times. As has been seen many times. Through the pane of glass it was confirmed what was always known.
“No comment” lol.
An embarrassment to real fighting.

Reaction?

Now, the fact McGregor is blasting Khabib again isn’t surprising. But, his fired up tone in relation to Gaethje is interesting. After all, Gaethje repeatedly trashed McGregor last year, and for the most part, the star didn’t say much back.

That aside, could we possibly see Gaethje and McGregor fight before “The Highlight” faces Khabib? It’s not impossible. But, chances are Gaethje will wait for his chance to win the undisputed lightweight title.

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