- Khabib Nurmagomedov is a UFC star who lost his father due to the coronavirus pandemic and has since rightfully and deserving stayed away from the ring.
- Khabib's absence from the UFC has left his No1 contender Justin Gaethje in a weird spot.
- McGregor sent a “tear laughing” emoji followed by a “poop” emoji in response to the tweet.
Conor Anthony McGregor is a professional mixed martial artist of Irish descent. Conor is a former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion and is one of the most entertaining personalities in all of sports. He is as well know for his antics outside the ring as he is for his exceptional performances inside the Octagon.
Conor was recently in the news when he commented about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, because of his comments Conor McGregor faced a backlash from many people including some of his fans.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a UFC star who lost his father due to the coronavirus pandemic and has since rightfully and deserving stayed away from the ring. The UFC is also content and wants to put no pressure on the champ to return. UFC president Dana White said that he knows how close Khabib and his father were and Khabib should take all the time he needs to deal with his fathers passing.
Khabib’s absence from the UFC has left his No1 contender Justin Gaethje in a weird spot, as Khabib and Justin share the same managerial team. Khabib had advised Justin to instead maybe fight Conor McGregor.
Justin however turned down the idea and said “Conor, right now, he can be a backup fighter, he can go make weight and maybe he can make some money. Conor, he can go fight Nate, fight Masvidal. We’re not interested in fighting him.”
Earlier Justin was really interested in fighting McGregor, but since Conor is not holding any titles and has been retired Justin is showing no interest in fighting him. Conor seems like he is rather enjoying his retired life, but he did reply to the tweet where Justin denied fighting the Notorious one.
McGregor sent a “tear laughing” emoji followed by a “poop” emoji in response to the tweet. Even if Conor returns to action this year it is highly unlikely he will face anyone for the 155-pound strap as Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje is the first priority match that will happen this year.
However, It would have been interesting to see a fight between McGregor and Gaethje and it would have been even more interesting to see their battle of words outside of the arena.
Well, for now, it seems that we as fans must be content with these fighters taking jibes at each on Twitter and we must wait to see them in action in the Octagon.