Conor McGregor has continued to sink to new lows in his bitter rivalry with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Just days ago, the Irishman shared a now-deleted tweet with his 9m followers that appeared to mock the death of Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap, who tragically passed away after contracting COVID-19.
The Notorious’ shocking post came several weeks after his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Following Poirier’s victory, Nurmagomedov took to Twitter and told his fans: “Good always defeats evil.”
Nurmagomedov’s comments clearly riled McGregor up and during one of the Irishman’s notorious Twitter barrages, the former two-weight UFC champion responded to the Eagle.
McGregor said: “Covid is good and father is evil?”.
Just a few days later, McGregor fired yet another vile tweet at Nurmagomedov, this time criticising the amount of time that the Eagle spends with his wife and children in disgusting fashion.
"I wanna eat his children!!!!
"When’s the last time he’s even seen them actually? His wife? Mother?
"How bout you go spend some time with your kids and family for a change and keep my name out of your mouth b4 you get trapped somewhere again you mightn’t be so lucky next time.”
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The tweet, which has since been deleted, appears to be a nod to Mike Tyson who famously claimed he would “eat [Lennox Lewis’] children” in 2000.
Iron Mike’s comments came in his post-fight interview following his spectacular 38-second victory over Lou Savarese on June 24, 2000. The interview is widely considered one of the most shocking in boxing history.
“There’s no one that can stop me,” Tyson began.
“Lennox is a conqueror? No, I’m Alexander, he’s no Alexander. I’m the best ever. There’s never been anybody as ruthless. I’m Sonny Liston, I’m Jack Dempsey. There’s no one like me. I’m from their cloth. There’s no one that can match me.
“My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I’m just ferocious.
“I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah.”
Interestingly, McGregor’s tweet, which has been widely condemned by MMA fans, came just hours after Nurmagomedov’s appearance on Tyson’s ‘Hotboxin’ podcast was posted on YouTube.
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During the podcast, the Eagle was asked about McGregor’s vile comments about his father, and claimed they showed “how dirty” McGregor is.
"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?’"
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