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UFC 267: Conor McGregor Targets Islam Makhachev After Beating Dan Hooker Before Deleting Post

Conor McGregor takes aim at Islam Makhachev before swiftly deleting the post after the Khabib-trained star defeated New Zealander Dan Hooker in three MINUTES at UFC 267

  • Islam Makhachev needed just two minutes and 25 seconds to beat Dan Hooker
  • The result saw the 30-year-old Russian extend his undefeated streak to nine fights.
  • It was a fleeting main card event and Conor McGregor was quick to tweet
  • The Notorious targeted Makhachev before quickly deleting his Twitter post.


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Conor McGregor mocked Islam Makhachev in a now-deleted Twitter post following the latter’s win against Dan Hooker at UFC 267.

The Russian, trained by UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, put on an impressive display inside Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena on Saturday, needing just two minutes and 25 seconds to force a first-round submission win.

New Zealand fighter Hooker was able to put up little resistance when Makhachev extended his undefeated streak to nine fights.

Conor McGregor made a bang on Islam Makhachev (above) in a now-deleted Twitter post

Conor McGregor made a bang on Islam Makhachev (above) in a now-deleted Twitter post

It was a fleeting main card event, and two-weight world champion McGregor was quick to comment after the 30-year-old’s victory in the Octagon.

The Notorious wrote in a post that was removed shortly after: ‘He is the son of his cousins ​​and uncles and it shows. Congratulations cousin.

Sportsmail they have contacted Makhachev for comment.

It is not the first time this month that the Irishman has taken to Twitter to launch insults and then delete his comments, after a extremely insulting mockery of the people of Dagestan in a dispute with the manager of his archrival Nurmagomedov, Ali Abdelaziz.

McGregor and Nurmagomedov’s fight at UFC 229 in October 2018 was intense and the latter, who retired with a 29-0 record in March, won via a submission in the fourth round.

Makhachev put on an impressive performance to defeat Dan Hooker in three minutes

Makhachev put on an impressive performance to defeat Dan Hooker in three minutes

Makhachev put on an impressive performance to defeat Dan Hooker in three minutes

The 30-year-old had been training with UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov prior to the fight.

The 30-year-old had been training with UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov prior to the fight.

The 30-year-old had been training with UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov prior to the fight.

Since then, the duo’s camps have taken every opportunity presented to them to shoot each other. McGregor also openly mocked UFC legend Daniel Cormier on Twitter during UFC 265 before ditching the post again.

Meanwhile, Makhachev told Cormier in his post-fight interview that he should have a shot at his next shot at the lightweight title, having notched up nine straight wins since his shock loss to Adriano Martins at UFC 192 in October. 2015.

“Now is the time,” Makhachev said. This guy is (ranked) number six … nine-game winning streak. I’m ready for a title fight. ‘

Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler are also in contention to challenge the next champion, with the duo set to face off at UFC 268 next weekend.

Meanwhile, defending champion Charles Oliveira will face No. 1 contender Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 on December 11.

Conor McGregor, on the other hand, remains out of action due to the broken leg he suffered during his trilogy fight against Poirier at UFC 264 in July. But he left fans stunned last week after revealing that he had grown stronger before his comeback.

The McGregor and Khabib camps have had regular discussions since their meeting in October 2018

The McGregor and Khabib camps have had regular discussions since their meeting in October 2018

The McGregor and Khabib camps have had regular discussions since their meeting in October 2018

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