Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get the biggest daily news stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Conor McGregor has been slammed after a Tweet from his account included an alleged 'racist slur' directed at rival Khabib Nurmagomedov's wife. The tweet posted overnight read: "Your wife's a towel mate" as he laid into the UFC star following a number of arguments between the pair.
Conor started off the festivities by sending off a retirement tweet, to which Nurmagomedov felt compelled to respond to. Khabib would go on to post a warning aimed at McGregor for the disrespect he showed to his wife and the Islamic religion as a whole. Khabib was relatively quiet outside of his menacing warning before making his comments today.
I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds. All faiths challenge us to be our best selves.
With McGregor, really the only fight left worth selling is a Khabib rematch. For a man that has made a career of fighting anyone, anywhere, at any weight, the loss is undoubtedly a big blemish on his resume.
For Khabib, there has never been a bigger fighter at than Conor McGregor. Even back in the early days of the UFC when the division was dominated by the likes of fan-favorite BJ Penn, no fighter has ever come close to matching the star power and appeal of McGregor. While there are a number of solid contenders at waiting for their shot at the belt, the fact of the matter is none of them really move the needle.
If the fighters decide not to lock horns once more, McGregor will likely stay retired until Dana White comes along with some highly marketable super prospect and offers Conor all the money in the world. For Khabib, he will have to defend his belt at some point.
The winner of Poirier and Holloway looms in the not so distant future and Nurmagomedov is eligible to fight as soon as July 6th following his suspension after the McGregor brawl.
This would set up a clear path for a McGregor rematch should both sides decide to go through the circus again. Published Apr 4, at pm Read More.