UFC star Conor McGregor calls out Hasbulla for sparring match as he continues feud with social media icon
CONOR MCGREGOR has renewed his war of words with social media sensation Hasbulla – by challenging him to a sparring match.
The UFC’s poster boy took aim at Hasbulla on social media earlier this month – branding him a “g**p” – after seeing the TikTok superstar call his pet chicken his nickname.
McGregor quickly deleted his verbal tirade against the 19-year-old, who suffers from genetic Growth Hormone deficiency.
But The Notorious put the Russian back in his sights early on Thursday, tweeting: “Let me spar Hasbulla UFC. Big gloves and a friendly affair I swear.”
It didn’t take long for Hasbulla – who hails from the same part of Russia as McGregor’s bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov – to respond to the now-deleted tweet.
He tweeted: “This is what I’ve been waiting for, as usual it’s deleted. Conor McGregor, just @ me and leave the tweet up.”
Hasbulla’s followers were quick to comment on his trolling of McGregor, with one saying: “I dont think Connor would want that smoke.
“Money on Hasbi for sure.”
Another said: “Connor McChicken finally responds. But doesnt matter, he is got no chances anyway.”
And another said: “As always …Hasbulla SAVAGE.”
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One remarked: “He’s scared. Hasbulla would dominate.”
Another chimed in: “You will smash @TheNotoriousMMA same as @TeamKhabib.”
McGregor, 34, is currently in the final stages of recovering from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.
The MMA superstar – who is currently filming a Road House remake with Jake Gyllenhaal – was expected to return to the octagon in the autumn but is not back to 100 per cent.
A return to the octagon early next year is on the cards, according to his manager Tim Simpson.
He recently told MMA Junkie: “Acting wasn’t something I think Conor had at the very front of his mind, right now he’s still a world-class athlete and his focus is being the best fighter in the world.
“But as the injury continues to heal and he continues to prepare for a comeback, the timing worked well.
“It’s a great opportunity to do a big Hollywood blockbuster in meantime and he’s going to kill it.
“He’s still on track for a big return next year, but this fits in perfectly in the meantime.
“The leg is still healing, I think there’s a little bit more to go on that but he’s been training like a madman. Twice a day, every day.
“He’s been training super hard, he’s in amazing shape it’s just the final adjustments to get that leg where it’s supposed to be.”
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