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27th Jul 2021

Conor McGregor deletes disgusting tweet about Khabib’s dead father

Charlie Herbert

Fans think he’s gone too far

Conor McGregor has deleted a disgraceful tweet which appeared to be aimed at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s late father.

After McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier in July at UFC 264, his long-time rival Khabib tweeted his happiness at the result, writing: “Good always defeats evil. Very happy for @DustinPoirier I hope you will get the belt end of the year”

McGregor had appeared to ignore the tweet, but eventually responded on Tuesday with a tweet reading: “Covid is good and father is evil?”

This would appear to be a clear reference to Khabib’s father and trainer, Abdulmanap, who sadly passed away last year following complications caused by Covid-19.

Khabib had an incredibly close relationship with his father and his death was one of the reasons that he decided to retire from MMA last year with a perfect 29-0 record.

There has been a hugely bitter rivalry between Notorious and the Eagle ever since 2018 when Khabib beat the Irishman at UFC 229.

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But even McGregor’s biggest fans can’t defend him on this one, and in fairness it doesn’t look like any of them are trying to.

One user on Twitter said that McGregor had “absolutely” crossed the line with his comment, whilst another described the tweet as “way too disgusting.”

A third labelled McGregor a “pathetic coward,” and a fourth said that he is “imploding” and has “lost it.”

There was certainly a time when Notorious was a pantomime villain, a person that everyone loved to hate. But there’s a difference between being a pantomime villain and then just being a bad person.

Yet again, McGregor clearly doesn’t get this.