A war of words ignited when Khabib Nurmagomedov stepped in on Twitter when Conor McGregor criticized the Russian’s teammate Islam Makhachev over his controversial now-deleted tweet about women in MMA.

Makhachev, a teammate of Khabib, posted a now-deleted tweet during the Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk bout at UFC 248 on Saturday night, stating “this is not a woman’s sport,” before later deleting it after receiving a stream of negative replies.

But the tweet didn’t escape the attention of former two-division UFC champ McGregor, who let rip at the Russian in a Twitter post responding to the comment.

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McGregor’s tweet prompted an immediate response from Khabib, who simply mocked McGregor with a screenshot from their UFC 229 fight, with the Irishman looking less than comfortable under the Russian’s top pressure during the fight.

The tweet containing the pic, which didn’t include McGregor’s Twitter tag, was accompanied by a simple caption, “Heeeelp.”

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