‘Terrible’: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s First Comment About Conor McGregor’s Deleted Tweet
Khabib Nurmagomedov has made a comment about Conor McGregor’s deleted tweet, which seemed to mock the loss of Nurmagomedov’s father.
Abdulmanap, Nurmagomedov’s father, was his coach and life guide. His father reportedly passed due to complications from Covid-19.
Since the tragedy, the legendary fighter only competed once against Justin Gaethje. He won the contest by submission – leaving his 29-0 record unscathed – and then announced his retirement.
“There is no way, I am gonna come here without my father,” he said.
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He has since taken on Usman Nurmagomedov as his student, whose last victory was at Bellator 263 and secured via TKO in the first round after landing a huge knee to Manny Muro’s body.
Prior the win over Gaethje, Nurmagomedov had back-to-back victories via submission over Dustin Poirier and McGregor. He decided to comment on the trilogy between his former rivals.
He has a good relationship with Poirier, but a not-so-good one with McGregor.
“Good always defeats evil, very happy for Dustin Poirier,” Nurmagomedov said.
This tweet did not stay out of the Irish man’s attention, and he replied “Covid is good, and father is evil?”
It was deleted soon after, but he was still criticized for the comment.
Former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was furious by this tweet.
“He absolutely crossed the line. I think when stuff like that is being said, it’s a cry for help,” Cormier said. “Conor has all the money in the world, he has all the fame, but now when you start to dig at that level, it’s like somebody needs to get to McGregor and help him to start to kind of re-shift his mind and his focus and get him back to a better place.
“It’s unfortunate,” he added.
TMZ sports asked Nurmagomedov’s opinion about McGregor’s deleted tweet. When they asked if a line was crossed with the tweet he answered – “I think so.”
“Terrible” was the only word Nurmagomedov described on his thoughts on McGregor.