Khabib Nurmagomedov's cousin Usman Nurmagomedov has repeated his relative's infamous "smash" threats to Conor McGregor's teammate Peter Queally ahead of a potential Bellator meeting.

The highly-touted Russian notched up his 14th victory during an undefeated MMA career with victory over Patrik Pietila in their catchweight bout.

The win represents his third in Bellator as his stock continues to rise under the infamous Nurmagomedov name.

After his latest cage outing the 23-year-old called for a tougher calibre of opponent next with McGregor's Irish teammate Queally touted.

Usman Nurmagomedov posed with his cousin Khabib after his latest Bellator victory (


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“I want to put on a good show for my fans, Bellator give me someone from the top 10, because the amount of haters is increasing,” said Nurmagomedov. “For me it’s everything, this is someone who is teaching me how to conduct myself, I can’t imagine my career without my brother [Khabib].

"To be honest, I don’t really follow any opponents [to call out], I would fight anybody from top 15 – anybody they will give me. I really don’t care. I can’t give you any particular names – I just don’t follow them that much.

"But fighting him [Queally] – no, but smashing him would be interesting."

Khabib famously threatened to "smash" McGregor in the fight week build-up to his UFC 229 showdown with the Irishman.

He said during the weigh-in: "Tomorrow night, I'm gonna smash your boy, guys."

And he backed up his jibe by recording a sensational stoppage victory in Las Vegas which later sparked an angry brawl between both teams.

Since their explosive encounter the Russian has reminded his fans of the event labelling it "smash day" on social media, accompanied by a picture of the brutal choke hold.

So any potential meeting between the up and coming star Nurmagomedov and 32-year-old Queally could carry extra intrigue given the pair's close relationships with the former rivals.

Queally will first rematch Patricky Freire next month with the vacant 155lb title on the line in Dublin.

McGregor and the retired Nurmagomedov have continued their bitter feud in recent months with back and forth exchanges on social media.

The Irish star aimed several deleted tweets at the Russian including a rant at his late father and threatened to "eat" his children.

Nurmagomedov responded with a lengthy rant condemning the "dirty" behaviour of his antagonist.

“When he talked about this, only evil can talk about your father, wife, kids, religion,” Nurmagomedov said on Mike Tyson's Hotboxin' podcast.

“If you’re normal human, you’re never going to talk about this stuff. For me, I think he post this tweet (while) drunk too much or (he was doing) something.

"Then the next day, he always delete these tweets. When he become normal life (he looks at his phone) and says, ‘Oh, look what I did.’ Then he delete. This is my opinion what he do all the time.

“When someone is not with us – he is not even alive – this shows what you have inside. This shows how dirty you are.

McGregor has also been linked with another potential crossing of paths with Nurmagomedov by taking on the Russian's friend Islam Makhachev who is currently a top ten UFC contender at lightweight.

But his manager Ali Abdelaziz has claimed the Irishman would sooner opt for a "prison sentence" than take on the rising star.

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