Khabib Nurmagomedov issues warning to Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov wants potential opponent Conor McGregor to put some respect on his name.

Nurmagomedov called McGregor out after his dominant performance at UFC 205, even asking Joe Rogan if he was out of line to claim he’s the No. 1 contender in the lightweight division.

McGregor responded by questioning Nurmagomedov’s activity level and saying that he’d have a tough time committing to that fight because “The Eagle” is, as he put it, a “consistent pull-out merchant.”

“He had a good performance tonight. Fair play to him.” McGregor said after UFC 205. “We'll see where it goes. I need to see active. I need to see activity consistency. I need to see me. If you want me to come and change your life, you want me to come pick you, you better have some damn reasons for me to do that. We'll see how that goes.”

Well, Nurmagomedov heard McGregor’s criticism and he thinks he might be in “Notorious’” head already.

McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, also acknowledged that Nurmagomedov was likely the most deserving candidate considering his recent resume. But he, like McGregor, had a couple different names in mind for his fighter’s next bout.

Something tells us that “The Eagle” is going to be on the outside looking in when the next lightweight title fight is announced. But that doesn’t mean the call outs will stop anytime soon.