Conor McGregor went on his usual ways of stirring up trouble on the internet when he posted a controversial tweet about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s late father. “The Notorious” then proceeded to delete the said post, something he’s turned into a habit over the recent years.
Khabib didn’t have much to say when TMZ asked him about it recently. He did, however, offer a more elaborate response during an appearance on the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast.
For “The Eagle,” it may have been a case of TUI.
“I think, he post this tweet, like, drunk too much or do something,” he told Mike Tyson and Henry Cejudo. “And he always delete his tweet. And I think when he become all normal life, and he see, ‘Oh, what I did?’ And he delete. This is my opinion what he do.”
Khabib appears to give McGregor a pass and simply attributes these actions to what he feels is the Irishman’s “dirty” nature.
“Only evil can talk about your father, like, wife, kids, religion. If you’re normal human, you never gonna talk about this stuff,” he said.
“When someone is not with us, is not even alive… this is show you what you have inside. This is show you how dirty you are. When (you’re) one of the best in the world and you come and you punch old man? This is show your heart. This is show who you are inside. How dirty you are.
“When you have parents and you have kids, how you can show yourself like this? I don’t understand. Why his close people don’t tell him, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’”
Khabib’s father Abdulmanap died from complications of COVID-19 in 2020. It’s one of his reasons for choosing to walk away from the sport at the peak of his career and superstardom.
The undefeated Dagestani fought his retirement fight at UFC 254 last October against Justin Gaethje. He won via second-round submission to end his illustrious 12-year professional run with an immaculate 29-0 record.