Conor McGregor taunts Khabib’s ‘mermaid leg wrap’ in now-deleted tweet about best UFC fighters of all time – The Sun

CONOR McGREGOR taunted Khabib Nurmagomedov's 'mermaid leg wrap' in a now-deleted tweet about the best UFC fighters of all time.

The former two-weight champion posted a tribute to legendary names Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, Dan Henderson and Mirko Cro Cop.

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But he also gave a backhanded compliment to the grappling ability of fierce rival Nurmagomedov.

McGregor tweeted: "Conors left hand. Anderson’s front kick. Rondas armbar. Hendo’s bomb. Crocops high kick. Jon’s side kick to the knees over and over again and actually the only thing at this stage?

"Khabibs little mermaid leg wrap thing he does.

"What a sport! Who’s the greatest, you already know."

The 31-year-old Irishman has since deleted the tweet in which he takes aim at Nurmagomedov's dominant wrestling style.

McGregor was beaten by unbeaten Russian Khabib in October 2018 tapping out in the fourth round after a one-sided display of grappling and ground and pound from the Dagestani hero.

Khabib is likely to tune in this weekend as McGregor rematches Dustin Poirier.

The Irish fighter saw dreams of another rematch, against Khabib, come crashing down when the Russian retired after beating Justin Gaethje in October last year.

But UFC chief Dana White seems to be growing increasingly confident that he can persuade Khabib to return to the octagon.

White said: "He's cornering on Wednesday and then he leaves.

"He leaves and goes to Vegas. So I will have the fight and fly home on Sunday and I'll see him in Vegas.

"So those fights are gonna will have played out, he and I are gonna hook up and go to dinner in Vegas and talk again and then we'll make a decision.

"And the one thing that he say is, I'll never hold up the division. Whoever's next, if I decide I don't want to fight any of these guys, whoever is next is next."

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