Conor McGregor is not handling his most recent loss very well.
Earlier this month at UFC 264, McGregor faced Dustin Poirier in the first trilogy fight of his career and things could hardly have gone any worse. After a failed guillotine attempt that led to him getting dominated for most of the first round, with just a few seconds left in the first, McGregor stood up, entered an exchange with Poirier, and then stepped back and snapped his leg in half, resulting in a doctor’s stoppage TKO.
In the immediate aftermath, McGregor was livid. He called for a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan while lying on the canvas and being tended to by the medical staff and from there McGregor unleashed a crass diatribe about Poirier’s wife and threatened to kill him and his family in their sleep. This cut a stark contrast to McGregor’s demeanor when Poirier knocked him out in January, where McGregor was complimentary of Poirier’s performance, and it seems that McGregor is only just getting started.
On Monday, in a since-deleted Tweet, McGregor once again went off on “The Diamond”, dismissing Poirier’s win and mocking Poirier’s claim that a checked leg kick is what broke McGregor’s leg.
McGregor didn’t stop there though. Immediately following UFC 264, McGregor’s bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov tweeted that “good always defeats evil” and McGregor appeared to respond to Khabib by mocking his dead father.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died last year due to complications from COVID-19. McGregor’s Tweet is a continuation of extremely personal attacks made against Nurmagomedov who famously submitted him at UFC 229 before attacking McGregor’s team and starting the most notorious brawl in MMA history.
McGregor is currently stuck on the sidelines recovering from his broken leg, however, UFC President Dana White has suggested that when he’s healed, they will look into putting together a fourth fight between he and Poirier.
170. Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 targeted for Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden
Boxing. Jake Paul claims he’s in talks with Conor McGregor’s team for ‘Money Fight’.
Off. Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus scratched from UFC Vegas 33.
Off. Sam Alvey vs. Roman Kopylov scrapped from UFC Vegas 33 card on Saturday.
Mad. Stipe Miocic angry he’s not getting automatic rematch with Francis Ngannou, teases interest in ONE Championship.
Beef. Urijah Faber: ‘I know a lot more stuff than most people do’ about T.J. Dillashaw’s ‘cheating’.
Patricio Pitbull’s road to champ-champ.
Rise of Sean Strickland.
UFC 264 booth reactions.
Jorge Masvidal getting ready.
The Co-Main Event. Discussing UFC Vegas 32 and what the future holds for T.J. Dillashaw.
Jack Slack. Reacting to UFC Vegas 32.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Francis Ngannou gets it.
It's interesting how we see injustice done to the fighters by some judges, we talk about it, and then move on from it the next day, only to get pissed off again when it happens the next time.— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) July 26, 2021
The fighter has to go home unrewarded with all that frustration - and half of their money - for a job well done. Something needs to be done for these athletes getting robbed on the score cards. #justiceforfighters— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) July 26, 2021
5 Rounds Co main @Leon_edwardsmma https://t.co/Dhs48TnlgB— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 26, 2021
@RdosAnjosMMA we are waiting pic.twitter.com/AiZ5DHn1GM— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) July 27, 2021
Cejudo breaks down T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen.
Breaking down the fight.— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) July 27, 2021
Tj vs Sandhagen pic.twitter.com/aaXvBuwKxv
Darren Till, stirring the pot.
@bisping just rang me and told me he’s debating a comeback and what I thought about that. I told him to go for it so he says he’s been training hard and is eyeing a December bout comeback. Let’s go champ I’m here for it can not wait to see u back out there.— D (@darrentill2) July 26, 2021
Mike Perry doing Mike Perry things.
Andrey Koreshkov (23-4) vs. Sabah Homasi (15-9); Bellator 264, Aug. 13.
Pam Sorenson (8-3) vs. Roberta Samad (5-1); Bellator 264, Aug. 13.
Justin Montalvo (2-0) vs. Kendly St. Louis (3-4); Bellator 264, Aug. 13.
Davion Franklin (3-0) vs. Everett Cummings (15-0, 1 NC); Bellator 264, Aug. 13.
Kamaru Usman (19-1) vs. Colby Covington (16-2); UFC 268, Nov. 6.
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