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Khabib Nurmagomedov: Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz are only talking s--t because I'm injured

And he'll gladly fight both of them on the same night once he's healthy enough to compete again.

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The war of words between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Anthony Pettis seems to have no end in sight, as "Showtime" recently took the time to clown "The Eagle" for his latest injury.

You know, because "karma is a bitch."

And now, Nate Diaz is jumping on the pain train, as he recently took to twitter to bash both Pettis and Khabib for pulling out of their respective fights due to injury.

That's convenient tough talk by both men, according to Khabib, who says Pettis and Diaz are now running their mouths because they know he is injured and is no shape to step into the Octagon.

From The MMA Hour:

"If you remember, when I'm not top 10 or not top five, I always wanted to fight with these guys because they were high level. But now, I don't think so. Before, I always ask UFC to please give me an idea. But all this time, these guys are scared and no give answer to UFC. These guys wanted no fight with me. Now, these guys are talking shit because I'm injured. Because I can't fight now. I can fight these guys both the same night. These guys are easy money for me. These two guys need to shut up because last two fights, they sucked in the fight. You saw how I dominate Dos Anjos, and he smash these guys like jokes. So, these guys need to shut up and train. If UFC give me these fights, I'll take them. But, I know when I come back and healthy, they will shut up and give no answer to UFC."

Sound familiar?

Khabib re-injured his knee forcing the cancellation of his lightweight bout against Donald Cerrone, which was set for UFC 187 on May 24, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The injury will keep him on the shelf until October.

In an interesting twist, shortly after sending this tweet out to Nurmagomedov, Pettis suffered an injury of his own; one that will force him out of his own 155-pound bout against Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 16.

For now, Nurmagomedov is recovering from his second knee surgery in a year and says he eyes a return to the Octagon later this year. And if he's lucky, either Nate Diaz or Anthony Pettis will have empty dance cards and more importantly, are still "talking shit."

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