CONOR McGREGOR reignited his feud with Khabib Nurmagomedov, accusing his rival of “giving up” while offering a rematch.
The nemesis are still trading insults more than four years after Nurmagomedov’s submission win at UFC 229.
McGregor desperately wanted a chance at redemption, only for his bitter enemy to suddenly announce his retirement.
The Irishman still keeps the door open for a rematch but claimed Nurmagomedov fears it.
McGregor, 34, wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “I keep fighting! Your father’s plan is never complete because you quit and ran away, brother.
“God bless you. I’m still here if you want to go again. But your fear of losing means you’ve already lost.
“Run away as much as you want. In the end we all lose. Death takes us all. I fear nothing but God.”
Nurmagomedov, 34, hung up his gloves after beating Justin Gaethje, also 34, who followed after the death of his father and mentor.
The Russian promised his mother that he would not continue fighting without the guidance of his influential father, Abdulmanap, who died at the age of 57.
Nurmagomedov has turned down multiple chances to return, despite the best efforts of UFC President Dana White.
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He is now a UFC Hall of Famer and Promoter and created the Eagle Fighting Championship two years ago.
He used McGregor’s famous “Here to take over” roar to attack the ex-UFC champion and promote his company.
Nurmagomedov said: “I heard a guy a long time ago talking about it: ‘We’re here to take over.’ But we’re here to take over.”