Khabib Posts ‘Embarrassing’ Dustin Poirier Photo

The Eagle has landed.



And it’s not a friendly one.

The normally humble and respectful Khabib Nurmagomedov took to social media to chime in with a comment ahead of the trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at this Saturday night’s UFC 264 pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Khabib, a former UFC Lightweight champion who retired undefeated, referenced his past victories by rear naked choke over both “The Notorious” one and “The Diamond” in a quick-comment that simply read, “Choke them out,” along with a photo of himself finishing both highly-regarded 155-pound fighters during his aforementioned championship reign.

Additionally, Nurmagomedov shared a comment from a fellow retired former UFC champion who is also under Ali Abdelaziz’s “Dominance MMA Management” team, former UFC Bantamweight and Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo, who shared a similar sentiment.

“It ain’t the best vs. the best,” Cejudo said of McGregor vs. Poirier. “They’re two guys that just happen to be fighting for something because Khabib doesn’t want to fight.”

Cejudo added, “I’m convinced Khabib would beat both of them in one night.”

As far as who “The Eagle” thinks will emerge victorious in the main event at Saturday’s highly-anticipated show, which UFC President Dana White has already confirmed has broken all pre-sale PPV buy records, as well as the record for the most celebrity requests for tickets to a UFC event, the Dagastan native offered the following statement in a recent Sport 24 interview.

“When Islam Makhachev reaches the top of the rankings, Charles do Bronx wont be the champion anymore. I hope Charles understands my words. I really respect him, he deserves that belt, but when Makachev time has come, I believe Dustin will be the champion and it will happen this year.”

Who do YOU think wins Saturday’s main event at UFC 264? Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier? Sound off in the Comments section below, or by chiming in via our official Twitter feed @WrestlingEdge.

Matt Boone
Matt Boone
Matt Boone has two decades of experience in wrestling and MMA journalism, dating back to and co-hosting Wrestle Zone Radio.

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