KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has SNUBBED Conor McGregor as he claims he will fight Georges St-Pierre in April after Gaethje at UFC 252
Dana White confirmed Khabib would take on Gaethje in October.
But after Joe Rogan shared his excitement for the clash, both McGregor AND Khabib replied, with the Russian snubbing Notorious.
McGregor announced his retirement from UFC in June, but the Irish star has continued training with many believing it to be yet another false dawn, with third being the third time he’s “called it quits”.
Earlier on Wednesday, Rogan shared the Khabib vs Gaethje promo pic.
He captioned it: “It would be impossible for me to be more more excited about this fight.
“The return of the GOAT lightweight king, @khabib_nurmagomedov vs his most dangerous challenger @justin_gaethje.
“I CAN’T F***ING WAIT.”
Clearly bitter about Rogan’s massive praise for Khabib – who beat McGregor during a tempestuous fight in 2018 – Notorious hit back with an excuse.
McGregor wrote: “Chill bro I’d a hangover.”
On the wind-up, Khabib hit back by completely overlooking both McGregor and his comment.
The Russian wrote: “October – Justin and April – GSP.”
The comments came after UFC chief White had hinted Khabib could fight McGregor after Gaethje.
On Khabib’s next fight, White told ESPN: “I don’t know, obviously he has got this Gaethje fight, that is a done deal.
“He is fighting Gaethje next. I don’t know who his last fight would be to make him 30. I don’t know.
“[On the] Conor McGregor fight, I know Conor has always wanted that fight since the last one, I mean that is the fight to make.
“I don’t know, we will see how this all plays out.
“But, the Gaethje one is absolutely, positively the next fight for him.”