UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov called rival Conor McGregor an "idiot" during an appearance Wednesday in Russia.
Nurmagomedov, who defeated McGregor by submission in October 2018, was asked during a Q&A session with school kids whether he'd accept a rematch in Moscow and said he thinks that offer was a bluff from the Irish superstar, per RT Sport.
McGregor raised the idea of a rematch in the Russian capital after Nurmagomedov moved his career record to 28-0 with a submission victory over Dustin Poirier in September:
"He tapped his forehead," McGregor wrote in a series of Twitter posts that were later deleted.
Several outside-the-cage issues and a brief foray into the world of boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. have brought his UFC career to a virtual halt.