Khabib's response to McGregor's disgusting tweet about dead father
UFC legend Daniel Cormier called Khabib to check he was okay after McGregor's tweet.
Daniel Cormier has spoken about Khabib Nurmagomedov's reaction to a tasteless tweet from Conor McGregor which was a clear jibe at the Russian's late father.
After Khabib said that "good always defeats evil" following McGregor's defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, McGregor later tweeted "Covid is good and father is evil?"
McGregor has since deleted the horrible comment.
Khabib's father passed away last year after suffering complications as a result of Covid-19.
Cormier has revealed how he quickly called his friend to check if he was okay.
Speaking of Khabib's response, Cormier said in his ESPN show: "I get shock value and I get trying to get people to talk but [that was] way too far.
"To the point that I immediately called Khabib last night and said, ‘Are you OK?’ I was asking him if he’s OK after having to see that, especially with no ability to do anything about it again."
"Well, [Khabib] can’t do that no more cause he’s not a prizefighter anymore, so now he just has to kind of swallow that - [it was] way too far."
Cormier, who is a former two-weight world champion, went on to say that he struggles to understand how McGregor is maintaining is fanbase with comments like this.
"Honestly, when Conor does stuff like that, it’s hard to understand how there’s still this mass amount of people that support that type of behavior.
"After the fight with Dustin Poirier, a lot of people questioned whether or not Conor McGregor was reaching to try and get in the head of Dustin Poirier.
"Reach back to a time where he had trash talk that could affect people - it didn’t seem to work against Poirier.
"I feel like from him talking about Dustin’s wife to now Khabib’s father, he is just taking it way too far."