Khabib Posts Jibe At Conor McGregor About Him Jumping The Octagon

It's probably fair to say Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn't been the most gracious winner since defeating his UFC arch-rival Conor McGregor in their Saturday showdown.

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Credit: PA

Neither of the pair have been quiet on social media following the brawl, with both mouthing off with digs that are the sort of thing you'd expect from a bad reality TV show.

There's been a lot of controversy over the UFC 229 fight, but this doesn't seem to have stopped Khabib enjoying his victory.

The Russian fighter recently took to Instagram to post an extra little remark against his Irish opponent. He said: "My face when someone says they didn't like my jump, I tried so hard. I hope my jump didn't offend anyone." (translated from Russian as was posted on Instagram)

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Credit: Instagram

This is obviously referring to the moment when the 30-year-old champ jumped over the caging of the octagon in an attack on other members of McGregor's team. It all left McGregor supporter and superstar Drake looking pretty terrified.

He did apologise for his actions in a post-fight press conference when he said: "I want to say sorry to the Athletic Commission, and sorry to Vegas; I know this is not my best side.

"But I don't understand how people can say I jumped on the cage. He [McGregor] talked about my religion, my family; he came to Brooklyn and could have killed people on the bus.

"Why are we talking about me climbing on the cage?"

Even with the apology the Russian fighter seems to be making more light of his situation with his post.

This isn't the only time Khabib has used Instagram to comment on the fight, just before this post he gave another direct jibe at his opponent.

He posted: "Brother to brother, why don't you slow down, or else I feel embarrassed for you already. I told you I would tell you everything on October 6, or did you really want to beat me there?

"I apologise to everyone I've offended with my overall victory. To my true fans - you're simply out of this world. Thank you for your unbelievable support, I love you, yours truly, Khabib Nurmagomedov."

It looks as though the man is as subtly brutal with his words as he is with his moves in the octagon.

The jump and the post-fight brawl haven't gone down well with officials either, as UFC boss Dana White announced Khabib has not received his $2m purse for the fight as a result of the mass brawl and two other fighters from his camp will 'never' fight for the company again.

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