Ex-UFC champ Conor McGregor has been told to “quit cocaine” by high-profile toughman and former Deputy of the State Dmitry Nosov, mocking Khabib Nurmagomedov’s former rival following the Russian’s official retirement.
An outspoken figure with a huge social media following, Nosov has had public spats in the past with Russian rapper Guf and demanded that fellow MPs take a PT test modeled on a Soviet-era nationwide sports program GTO, which includes shooting and trekking. This time, he was spotted to have told McGregor: “Conor, quit cocaine.”
In a lively 24 hours, former two-weight ruler McGregor then demanded a shot at the lightweight belt he once held and failed to take off Nurmagomedov in 2018 as part of the UFC’s most popular pay-per-view of all time.
“The 155lb World Champion. Book it!” read the caption to a photo on Instagram of the 32-year-old on the scales in his heyday.
With UFC president Dana White already ordering a clash between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira for the vacant strap in May, McGregor needs to get in line and first avenge a knockout loss to Dustin Poirier in January if the pair are confirmed to fight for a third time.
White officially accepted Nurmagomedov’s retirement earlier this week, sharing emotional social media posts with ‘The Eagle’ after they met for dinner.
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