Widespread criticism has not deterred Conor McGregor as he continues to attack retired UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The former two-division UFC champion, still recovering with a broken left leg suffered in a trilogy loss to Dustin Poirier, doubled up after Nurmagomedov called his latest Twitter comments “bad.” .
Quoting Mike Tyson, the co-host of the “Hotboxing” podcast on which Nurmagomedov appeared, McGregor wrote “I want to eat his kids !!! In response to his rival’s comments.
I want to eat his children !!!!
When was the last time he actually saw them? His wife ? Mother? How about going hang out with your kids and family to change and keep my name out of your mouth b4 you’re still trapped somewhere you might not be so lucky next time around. https://t.co/R5V7baegLX
– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 5, 2021
While McGregor’s previous attack was directed against Nurmagomedov’s father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who died of COVID-19, Thursday’s latest tweet was aimed at the ex-champion’s children.
“When was the last time he actually saw them?” His wife ? Mother? How fight [sic] you will spend time with your kids and your family for a change and you keep my name out of your mouth b4 [sic] you’re trapped somewhere again, you might not be that lucky next time, ”McGregor wrote.
Since his loss to Poirier and a post-fight rant that put the family in a crossfire at UFC 264, McGregor hasn’t toned down his rhetoric. But the response to his attack on Nurmagomedov’s father was unusually strong, with many fighters stepping in to defend Nurmagomedov.
McGregor expects to be recovering for several months as he heals from his injury. He has pledged to finish things off with Poirier, who is set to compete for the undisputed lightweight title now held by Charles Oliveira.
UFC president Dana White initially looked into an immediate fourth fight between McGregor and Poirier, but then backed away from the idea in favor of moving forward with the division.
Nurmagomedov retired after his 29th professional victory in a meeting with Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Asked about “Hotboxing” if he planned to stay in retirement, “The Eagle” reiterated that he had finished. professional competition. That hasn’t stopped McGregor from trying to force his rival back.
Whether he gets away with it may be another matter.
“For me, I think he posted this tweet [about my father when he had] drunk too much or [had done] something, ”Nurmagomedov said Wednesday. “He always deletes these tweets. When he gets back to normal [he looked at his phone] and said, ‘Oh, what I did.’ Then he removes. That’s my opinion, what he does all the time.