UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken a cryptic dig at Conor McGregor after Conor announced his retirement from MMA, tweeting a picture of himself, his belt, and the words:
‘There can only be one king in the jungle’.

Former lightweight and featherweight champ McGregor announced on Tuesday he would be retiring from the “sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art'”, but many have questioned the authenticity of the Irishman’s decision, given he announced the same news 3 years ago, only to make a U-turn two days later.

In response, Khabib posted a grinning picture of himself with a single digit raised in salute, beside his glistening UFC lightweight strap, which he defended against McGregor by fourth-round submission in October in Las Vegas.

The two had been rumored to fight in a rematch of their first meeting, which could have been the “biggest fight in MMA history”, once they had completed Nevada Athletic Commission suspensions received on account of their part in post-fight brawls in an outside the octagon immediately after their match.

I wouldn’t count out a rematch just yet. 

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