CONOR McGREGOR has bizarrely been branded a “prostitute” by the manager of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
The Irish fighter announced his retirement from UFC with a shock posting on social media.
It was reported that he was frustrated with having to wait for a big fight so he called it quits – as he has done twice previously.
Gaethje stepped in for Khabib to meet No1 challenger Tony Ferguson and delivered a stunning performance to win on points.
That means Gaethje is set to challenge Khabib for the Russian’s lightweight title.
Now Ali Abdelaziz has hit out at McGregor and his retirement, and says the Notorious should simply ‘get in line’ for another title shot.
Stay active, I want to see activity. Remember, he used to say that to all of us, guess what? Payback is a b****
Speaking to TMZ Sports Abdelaziz said: “Right now, he’s [McGregor] on punishment for his bad behaviour.
“Right now, he needs to sit down.
“Go fight Tony Ferguson, stay busy, stay active. Go fight Jorge Masvidal. Stay active, I want to see activity.
“Remember, he used to say that to all of us, guess what? Payback is a b****.”
And on McGregor’s ‘retirement’ Abdelaziz added that the 31-year-old was the “same old prostitute” and that “he wants attention”.
McGregor was forced to sit and watch Gaethje become No1 contender for Khabib’s lightweight crown by handing Ferguson his first ever defeat.
There were rumours that McGregor was offered Gathje’s spot against Ferguson when Khabib pulled out due to difficulties travelling from Russia to the US due to coronavirus.
When asked about The Notorious being left in the lurch, UFC chief White told Jim Rome: “Conor had the opportunity to slide into that spot if Khabib or Tony fell out.
“He came back and said ‘I’m not a replacement fighter, I’m not going to do it.
“He would be in that position now if he took the fight. He didn’t, Gaethje did so Gaethje gets it.”
However, in an attempt to clarify the situation, White revealed McGregor ruled himself out of fighting well before Nurmagomedov pulled out of the event.