There is no love lost between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
The lightweight pair settled their rivalry in the main event of UFC 229 last October only to add more fire in their existing feud.
An ugly-post fight fracas ensued, following Nurmagomedov’s emphatic submission of the returning Irish man.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Both fighters are currently serving suspensions for their role in the infamous brawl. Khabib would likely sit out for a year, while Conor would not return to actions until April.
It may be along time before they face each other again in the Octagon, but they always have something to say about the twists and turns in their respective lives.
This is why Nurmagomedov, as expected, has a response to McGregor’s recent setback.
The undefeated lightweight champ reacted to his rival’s arrest in Miami Beach with a cryptic tweet, saying McGregor’s arrest was a staged act.
According to online records, Conor McGregor has been arrested in Miami. Miami Herald reports McGregor is being accused of breaking a fan’s phone. pic.twitter.com/JW1UzhniVy
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 11, 2019
The MMA world was stunned on Monday night after news broke out that Ultimate Fighting Championship’s megastar Conor McGregor has been arrested in Miami.
According to multiple reports, Conor McGregor was captured by the Miami Beach police at 5:56 pm on Monday after being charged with strong-armed robbery, a second-degree felony, and criminal mischief, a third-degree felony.
Based on the affidavit, the Irish star was on his way out of the Fountainebleu Hotel at around 5:20 a.m when a fan named Ahmed Abdirzak tried taking a photo with his phone.
Conor saw the attempt, and as a response, he slapped the device out of Ahmed’s hand and then stomped on it many times before he picked the phone up and left the scene with it.
McGregor is now out of the Miami-Dade County jail after posting a bail of $12,500.
“Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation over a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation,” stated his lawyer, Atty Samuel Rabin.
Hours after the release, McGregor took to social media to reflect on the ugly incident that happened in Miami.
The Irish star offered no excuse about the altercation and said that he continues working on becoming more patient.
“Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on. I love my fans dearly. Thank you all,” he wrote on Instagram along with a photo of him walking out of jail.
Now, his rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov has shared his thoughts about the incident.
Taking to Twitter, the lightweight champ described McGregor’s arrest as “fake play” in show business.
“Fake play, but people believe in it, writing about it, discussing. That’s how show business works.”
Fake play, but people believe in it, writing about it, discussing. That’s how show business works.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 12, 2019
It was not the first time the former two-division champion had a run-in with the law.
He was also involved in an ugly fracas in Brooklyn last year, where he threw a dolly to a bus full of MMA fighters.
McGregor avoided jail time as he was sentenced to pay all the damage he inflicted and mandated to undergo a five-day community service and a three-day anger management program.
Meanwhile, a hearing for his robbery case in Miami is set on April 10.
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Khabib Nurmagomedov and Twitter/David Jones)