"If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should've been me"
Conor McGregor is not one to hide his opinions.
The Notorious has unleashed a scathing attack on Khabib Nurmagomedov and Paulie Malinaggi in an Instagram post in which he calls both of them 'broke bitches'.
McGregor’s post comes shortly after his former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi denied rumours of a potential bout with the Irishman.
The post features a video in which McGregor is confronted by Malignaggi who repeatedly asked him whether he had "brought his balls", to which McGregor responded by telling him: "don't be bitching."
To elaborate on his point, McGregor took to Instagram to write a lengthy post, claiming that he likes Paulie Malinaggi, but that it should be 'common knowledge for a fighting man' to not 'be bitching'.
"Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi," McGregor said.
"Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture.
"I told him here, to his face ‘Don’t be bitching.’ Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching.
"The same thing I said to Khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching! Every single round bitching to the referee. He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity.
"But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adam's Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches."
Conor McGregor was last seen in action in October at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, where he was made to tap in the fourth round by reigning division kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov.