Mike Tyson Refrains From Condemning Conor McGregor’s Controversial Tweet About Khabib’s Father: “In This Business, Everything Goes”

Published 08/08/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 25: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truthts” panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour – Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


In the combat sports world, there are always a bunch of rivalries that hook in fans across various sporting boundaries. In the UFC, too, there are huge feuds between fighters. However, the rift between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor holds different significance altogether, and it is by far the biggest rivalry in the sport.

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The duo met each other inside the octagon in 2018, wherein ‘The Eagle’ demolished the Irishman in every way. Despite that, the latter never misses a chance to mock his Russian rival verbally or through his social handles. That said, a few days back, ‘The Notorious’ issued a scathing tweet on Nurmagomedov’s late father, which he deleted later.

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Nurmagomedov was recently a part of Mike Tyson‘s Hotboxin podcast alongside Henry Cejudo. Here, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ shared an honest take on McGregor’s comments about Nurmagomedov and his father.

He said, “Hey listen, I just know, in this business, everything goes. Everything goes, promoting a fight everything goes.”

McGregor is one of the best trash talkers in the UFC, but his comments on ‘The Eagle’s father accrued extensive backlash from fans and fighters around the globe. Many felt the Irishman crossed his line and his tweet didn’t really go well. As a result, the ex-double champ took his tweets down.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor rivalry – What’s next between the duo?

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The Irishman, ever since his loss to Nurmagomedov, wanted to book a rematch to settle his scores. But as things progressed, McGregor’s MMA stint deteriorated. Simultaneously, the Russian fighter left his lightweight throne, thus taking retirement.

LAS VEGAS, CA – OCTOBER 06: Referee Herb Dean separates Conor McGregor, left, and Khabib Nurmagomedov during their fight at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Friday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)

That said, the fans will only get to see the war of words between the two virtually, as there are absolutely zero possibilities of a fight happening between these two.

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Yet, it’ll be interesting to see who among the two begins the war of words again, as a sanctioned fight is definitely off the cards.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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