Conor McGregor Has Beef With Social Media Star Hasbulla, Who Isn’t Scared At All

Image Credit: Twitter @HasbullaHive

Conor McGregor is known for talking recklessly, and he usually lies in the rare space of public figures getting paid for bad behavior. However, he recently pointed his anger at unique online personality, Hasbulla, and it has backfired on him royally.

The 34-year-old former double UFC champ aimed at the diminutive character on social media and deleted it just as quickly when his words crossed the lines of disrespect for an entire group of people, and the fans turned on him.

“‘How much to get him on the volley?’ McGregor posted.

“I’m gonna make it my mission to score a 3 pointer with him one day, hon the gaa.”

“Hon the gaa” refers to Ireland’s Gaelic Athletic Association, aka Irish soccer. Then McGregor disrespected people with Hasbulla’s condition.

“I’d love to boot that little gimp hasbulla over a goal post,” McGregor posted. “Little smelly inbred.”

Hasbulla has a rare condition known as growth hormone deficiency or GHD. The genetic issue is dwarfism, or pituitary dwarfism, a condition caused by insufficient amounts of growth hormone in the body, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Children with GHD have abnormally short stature with normal body proportions. GHD can be present at birth (congenital) or develop later (acquired).

Hasbulla, who is never scared of an internet fight, came back at him.

Image Credit: Twitter @Hasbulla_NFT

“At least one of us maintained an undefeated record @TheNotoriousMMA. Hasbulla 1 Conor McGregor 0,” he posted in response.

Hasbulla Magomedov, also known as ‘Mini Khabib,’ is an online personality from Makhachkala in the republic of Dagestan, part of the Russian Federation. In 2020, Hasbulla’s videos on TikTok went viral during the pandemic, and ultimately he became linked with former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

McGregor has had a contentious relationship with Nurmagomedov stemming back to Khabib’s team allegedly smacking a McGregor team member during the week of UFC 223. McGregor responded by attacking a bus that held Khabib and his team but also other fighters and their camps on the card. Eventually, the two attempted to settle their beef in the Octagon at UFC 229 in 2018, where Khabib finished McGregor in the fourth round via neck crank.

Image Credit: Twitter @Hasbulla_NFT

However, after the win, Khabib hopped the fence and jumped into the crowd to attack McGregor teammate Dillon Danis, who was taunting him through the fence. Then McGregor and Khabib’s cousin had a scuffle where McGregor punched him, and all hell broke loose in the cage and the audience. The melee was the craziest incident and rivalry in UFC history and made both household names in mixed martial arts.

Hasbulla, an acolyte of Khabib, has constantly taken shots at McGregor over the years and doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. He went hard on Twitter at McGregor after the slight, and the fans turned to Team Hasbulla for not only the humor but the fearlessness.

As social media stars like the Nelk Boys and others blend into the MMA landscape, they are now being targeted by real fighters who are taking offense at using them for entertainment purposes. Still, McGregor crossed the line when he came for Hasbulla’s condition, but Hasbulls ain’t never scared.


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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.