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Makhachev calls McGregor 'chicken' for canceling fight with toe injury

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Warning: Story contains coarse language

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev took the opportunity to make fun of Conor McGregor after finding out the nature of the injury that forced McGregor off UFC 303.

McGregor revealed Friday he suffered a broken toe in early June, causing the former two-division champion to pull out of his highly anticipated comeback fight against Michael Chandler on June 29 in Las Vegas.

In an X post, Makhachev suggested that McGregor should've remained on the card.

A few others in the MMA world - including UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria and former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos - reacted to McGregor's injury on social media:

The UFC intends to reschedule McGregor-Chandler later in 2024, though a date hasn't been set. McGregor said Friday the injury will take a few weeks to heal.

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