McGregor faces backlash over tweet about Khabib’s late father

Conor McGregor has received huge backlash over a tweet which appears to be aimed at the late father of Khabib Nurmagomedov.

McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier in the first round of their clash at UFC 264 last month after suffering a horrific leg break.

It was his second consecutive loss to the same opponent, after Poirier secured victory in their UFC 257 fight.

After the fight, McGregor’s long-time rival Khabib took to Twitter and wrote: “Good always defeats evil. Very happy for Dustin Poirier I hope you will get the belt end of the year.”

Last night, McGregor tweeted out what appeared to be a response to Khabib’s initial tweet, and also appeared to be a disgraceful reference to the passing of the Russian’s father.

He wrote: “Covid is good and father is evil?” The tweet has since been deleted from McGregor’s account.


Khabib’s father Abdulmanap passed away due to complications from COVID-19 last July.

He was the long-time trainer of Khabib, and the Russian retired three months later after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

He explained: “No way I’m going to come here without my father.

“It was the first time after what happened with my father, when UFC called me about Justin, I talk with my mother three days.

“She doesn’t want me to go and fight without my father but I promised her it was going to be my last fight.

“If I give my word, I have to follow this. It was my last fight here.”

Unsurprisingly, McGregor has received heavy backlash for his tweet.

McGregor embarked on a tirade of tweets last night – which have all now been deleted.

In one tweet, he gave some reasons behind his defeat at UFC 264, and handed out some abuse in the process.

It read: “Jumping the guillotine is not a takedown. Absorbing he kick into the leg is not a check. A doctor stoppage is not a TKO.

“The game goes on bitches. P**s ants to me yous all are. Not even peasants. P**s ants!

“Now get to your stationed vlogger cameras you novice bums.”

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