By naming his pet chicken Conor McGregor, Hasbulla Magomedov has taken a vicious jab at the UFC superstar. Hasbulla, an internet superstar, has made no secret of his ambition to engage in a lucrative battle, calling out several major figures in the combat sports industry. Hasbulla has a long list of targets, including Conor McGregor, and it appears that the Russian social media sensation has already started teasing the Irishman.
Hasbulla has now decided to call his chicken ‘Conor McGregor’.
In footage posted online, Hasbulla films his new pet, saying: “This is my chicken, named Conor McGregor. There’s my beauty.”
Hasbulla is close friends with Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor’s bitter opponent, to the point that when he first appeared on the scene, he was given the nickname “Mini Khabib.” The two friends, who hail from the same part of Russia, have each achieved national hero status in their own way. Hasbulla has thus targeted McGregor in an effort to provide his support to his countryman.
He has done it previously as well, so it’s not new. Prior to this, Hasbulla challenged the Irishman to a duel and often made fun of him. Hasbulla shared a screenshot of McGregor’s terrible leg break on social media following his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 along with a number of laughing emojis.
It is not surprising to learn that McGregor has chosen not to respond to the online jeers because the Irishman is much more concerned with making a successful comeback to the octagon after a 13-month absence.
“Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was out there,” he recently told Sky Sports.
“Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC – that story is far from over, in fact it’s just being written, it is just the beginning. But, boxing, for sure I will grace the squared circle again in the future.”
He added: “The body is doing good. We are going to up the training bit by bit. I have another CT scan in the coming days and then I will be clear to kick. Once I can kick and grapple, I will be back in no time. Boxing training is going well, strength training. I am excited to get back.”