10 Best UFC trash talkers of all time
#9 Khabib Nurmagomedov
Surprised? Yes, it is indeed the Dagestani gangster Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov at #9 in our list. Despite, his statement that he doesn't like or appreciate trash talking, Khabib is pretty good at the game himself. Khabib is never usually the one to instigate his opponents, but once provoked the Eagle can surely hold his own.
Khabib's trash talking is unique in the way that he'll talk to you while beating the brakes out of you. He doesn't talk a lot in press conferences but he never stops talking when he's on top of you raining down hammers. We all remember him talking to Michael Johnson while he beat him up against the cage saying 'You have to give up!'. Also in his fight against Conor McGregor, he delivered another trash-talking spectacle when he repeatedly kept on saying 'Let's talk now' to Conor while he dominated him.
Khabib's calm and confident mannerism is what makes his talk all the more interesting coupled with the fact that we all know that he will deliver inside the cage. Khabib has also given us one of the greatest quotes of all time when asked about Conor McGregor getting the title shot on Eddie Alvarez ahead of him by saying 'This is number one bullshit'. The hilarious one-liner has been a staple of the Russian star ever since.
His verbal assaults of Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor are always memorable. And who can forget his epic callout of Conor McGregor calling him 'Chicken' in front of an Irish crowd in Brooklyn at UFC 205.