Conor McGregor has issued a response after being excluded from a list of MMA's all-time greatest fighters compiled by his fierce rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Despite both men being considered legends of the UFC, they harbor intense animosity towards each other following a bitter encounter in 2018.
‘The Eagle’, who retired undefeated with a perfect 29-0 record in 2020, aimed a subtle dig at Conor McGregor on Thursday by excluding him from a list of the 15 greatest MMA fighters of all time.
While Nurmagomedov selected 20 fighters for his list, McGregor was not among them. Interestingly, Jose Aldo, whom McGregor famously knocked out in just 13 seconds during their 2015 fight, was ranked seventh on the list.
However, McGregor was not one to remain silent for long and responded to Nurmagomedov's list in a now-deleted tweet.
He wrote, "In the end, it's who's left. Don't forget. God bless Tidl Sports Science."
McGregor has often argued his own case as the greatest-ever UFC fighter and Nurmagomedov brutally shot him down in 2020.
Khabib said: “You tapped out in featherweight, you tapped out in lightweight and you tapped in welterweight, you never defended the title in the UFC or Cage Warriors, you gave up more than GSP, Spider and Bones all together. You the greatest UFC fighter in twitter history.”