Conor McGregor makes blunt comment about inbreeding at UFC 267
Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has a vendetta against several Russian fighters, and he recently tore up Islam Makhachev on social media.
On October 30, 2021, Makhachev firmly established himself as one of the top lightweight contenders when he dominated No.6 Dan Hooker in the main card of UFC 267. After taking Hooker to the ground at the start of the first round, the fighter from Dagestan locked himself in a kimura and tapped on “Hangman”.
Makhachev is now 9-0 in his last nine fights and continues his progression to the 155-pound title. His dream is to capture and defend UFC gold, doing what his longtime friend and teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov has done.
Well, after Makhachev defeated The Hangman, McGregor took to Twitter with a blunt inbreeding comment.
“Notorious” and the two Russians are enemies. The Irishman fought Nurmagomedov in October 2018 at UFC 229 and after “The Eagle” won the fight, he jumped into the Octagon and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis. Makhachev was also involved in the brawl.
McGregor took to Twitter at UFC 267 and wrote, âHe’s the son of his cousin uncles and you can tell. Congratulations because. See a screenshot of the now deleted tweet below:
The latest UFC news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to Big on the UFC newsletter here!
Subscribe to the Heavy on UFC newsletter!
Makhachev has only one loss on his professional record
Makhachev has a professional MMA record of 21-1, winning 10 of those fights by submission and three by KO / TKO. As mentioned, the Russian is on a nine-fight tear in the 155-pound division and is currently ranked No.5.
His only defeat came at the hands of Adriano Moraes in 2015. Moraes eliminated Makhachev.
Since then, the fighter has defeated notable names including Hooker, Thiago Moises and Drew Dober, all by submission. Makhavchev will likely need a top five win to qualify for the title, but don’t be surprised to see the Russian as the betting favorite against anyone in the division.
Follow the Heavy on the UFC Facebook page for the latest news, rumors and content!
Full UFC 267 Fight Card Results
UFC 267 was a stacked card, set in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was an afternoon card in the United States, with two title fights and several fighters advancing in their respective divisions.
Here are the results:
Glover Teixeira beat. Jan Blachowicz (c) via second round submission, Light Heavyweight Championship
Petr Yan (ic) beat. Cory Sandhagen via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46), interim bantamweight championship
Islam Makhachev has def. Dan Hooker via first round submission, lightweight
Alexander Volkov beat. Marcin Tybura via decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28), heavyweight
Khamzat Chimaev defeated. Li Jingliang via First Round Submission, Welterweight
Magomed Ankalaev defeated. Volkan Oezdemir via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28), light heavyweight
Amanda Ribas beat. Virna Jandiroba via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), strawweight women
Zubaira Tukhugov beat. Ricardo Ramos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), featherweight
Albert Duraev beat. Roman Kopylov via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-27, 29-27), middleweight
Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos def. Benoit Saint-Denis by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-26), welterweight
Michal Oleksiejczuk beats. Shamil Gamzatov via first round TKO, light heavyweight
Lerone Murphy defeated Makwan Amirkhani via second round knockout, featherweight
AndrÃ© Petroski beat. Yaozong Hu via third round submission, middleweight
Tagir Ulanbekhov defeats. Allan Nascimento via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28), flyweight
READ NEXT: Dana White on ex-UFC champion who wants to fight for the title: “difficult conversation”