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Midnight Mania! Conor McGregor continues to feud with Nurmagomedov clan, claims Abdulmanap’s sickness was a ‘cover up’

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The bad blood between Conor McGregor and the Nurmagomedov clan has not calmed in the nearly two years since McGregor and Khabib faced off inside the Octagon. Even with McGregor retired and Khabib slated opposite Justin Gaethje, it seems that the feud only grows worse.

Abubakar Nurmagomedov is one of Khabib’s cousins and a UFC Welterweight. On Instagram, Abubakar mocked McGregor with the post below. The caption roughly reads, “This is when the coronavirus and you can’t breathe.”

Before getting to McGregor’s response, it’s absolutely bizarre that Abubakar would make a comment like this while Nurmagomedov patriarch and Khabib’s father Abdulmanap continues to fight a life-and-death battle as a result of the virus. Regardless, McGregor fired back:

McGregor’s since-deleted reply reads, “I figured it was all just a cover up about Abdulmanap. A cover up to hide the lack of activity and the pulling out of fights and running away. Good luck but remember - Allah sees all!”

Safe to say, McGregor did not take the high road in the latest leg of this beef. It’s a bad look for both of the men involved in COVID-related trash talk, but as of right now, Khabib himself has not replied to the “Notorious” Irishman.

However, it’s hard to imagine him not taking this personally.

Insomnia

There are several updates to my favorite part of this fight week, which I have titled “Mike Perry Madness.”

Holy crap! A result was overturned by an athletic commission! This is not an unprecedented moment, but it is a rare one.

Madrimov is a boxer, but this looks like a grueling wrestling workout if I’ve ever seen one.

Tofiq Musayev denies the statement that his own manager put out about RIZIN not paying him. Shady management, gag order, or a simple error in communication?

Michael Bisping cannot help but to banter:

Justin Gaethje vs. Kamaru Usman sparring is likely better than most UFC main events.

Slips, rips, and KO clips

If you’re like me and stopped watching The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) back in like 2014, you may really enjoy this clip!

I feel like UFC is still waiting for someone to come through and throw everyone’s kickboxing off with a serious teep ...

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T E E P skill

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This has accidentally become a Bisping-heavy night, but I cannot argue with history.

Random Land

This post is loosely in honor of Dan Hooker:

Midnight Music: One of the most ridiculous rhyme schemes I’ve ever encountered, but par for the course with underground rap legend MF DOOM.

Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.