Unsurprisingly, Irish UFC star Conor McGregor needed little encouragement to mock Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin Abubakar after he fell to a first-round submission defeat on his UFC debut in Moscow, calling him a “failure”.

Nurmagomedov took on gritty German and KSW veteran David Zawada in a preliminary card bout at UFC Moscow.

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McGregor later deleted his tweets, but not until much of the MMA world saw them and noted them, with some pointing out the hypocrisy of criticizing a fighter for submitting after he fell to defeat in the same manner against Khabib at UFC 229.

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