Nurmagomedov has finally spoken out after a tweet from Irishman McGregor aimed at his late father, and has launched an honest assault on his famous rival labelling him ‘dirty’
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Khabib Nurmagamedov has launched an honest verbal assault on his famous rival Conor McGregor after the Irishman’s deleted tweet aimed at his late father.
The Russian defeated McGregor back in 2018 at UFC 229 with an incredible fourth round submission to continue his undefeated record and record the most famous victory of his career during his reign as UFC lightweight champion.
With high stakes in Las Vegas, the victory sparked chaotic scenes after the final bell with both teams involved in physical and verbal exchanges starting a rivalry which has continued up until present day with words constantly exchanged.
And the 32-year-old has now reacted to McGregor’s latest tweet going on a long rant criticising his opponent and questioning his motives behind his social media activity.
“When he talked about this, only evil can talk about your father, wife, kids, religion,” Nurmagomedov said on Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin’ podcast.
“If you’re normal human, you’re never going to talk about this stuff. For me, I think he post this tweet (while) drunk too much or (he was doing) something.
“Then the next day, he always delete these tweets. When he become normal life (he looks at his phone) and says, ‘Oh, look what I did.’ Then he delete. This is my opinion what he do all the time.
“When someone is not with us – he is not even alive – this shows what you have inside. This shows how dirty you are.
“When you one of the best in the world and you come and you punch someone who is like 70 years old, like an old man (in a pub), this shows your heart. This shows who you are inside, how dirty you are.
“When you have parents and you have kids, how can you show yourself like this? I don’t understand why his close people don’t go, ‘Hey, what’s going on?'”
The former-champion is not the only man to have criticised McGregor for his antics in recent weeks, with former UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier stating that the Irishman ‘crossed the line’ with his jibe aimed at the Russian’s family.
He also launched an expletive rant aimed at Dustin Poirier after his defeat to the American at UFC 264, which has since been threatened to be punished by the UFC.
And Khabib has questioned his former opponent’s mental state after his most recent antics and believes that he has ‘lost people’ around him.
“When you become rich, when you become famous, some people they lose real people around them,” Nurmagomedov said.
“They lose them. Real people who love you, they’re going to tell you the truth. But fake people? They always say, ‘You’re good.’
“They never say to you nothing because they don’t want to upset you because they know they’ll lose this comfortable spot. Real people, they don’t care about this.
They just love you. I think he lose a lot of people around him. I don’t think he have people who were with him before when he become champion. Everybody needs someone who reminds you, ‘This is good, this is bad.’”
With his appearance on the podcast highly anticipated, Khabib revealed he had always wished he had ‘the boxing ability’ of Tyson ahead of going on to the podcast.
The former UFC lightweight has also weighed in on the boxing debate, stating that Tyson Fury is ‘the best fighter in the world’ ahead of the likes of Anthony Joshua, Canelo Alvarez and Terence Crawford.