‘Covid Is Good and Father Is Bad?’- Conor McGregor Sends a Bizarre Message to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Published 07/27/2021, 6:02 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts to his win over Donald Cerrone in their welterweight fight during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier in the trilogy fight at UFC 264. It was a must-win fight for both the fighters, as a lot was on the line. A lot of trash talk and personal shots were fired during the build-up, therefore losing was out of the window for both the athletes. After ‘The Notorious’ suffered a fracture on his left leg and lost the bout via doctor stoppage. He faced a lot of criticism from fans and fellow UFC fighters for crossing the line.

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One old rival that took his shot on the Irishman was Khabib Nurmagomedov. After the fight, ‘The Eagle’ showed appreciation for Dustin Poirier and took a dig at ‘The Notorious’. Khabib Nurmagomedov wrote, “Good always defeats evil. Very happy for @DustinPoirier I hope you will get the belt end of the year.”

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This tweet took some time to catch the eye of McGregor. But when it did, the Irishman showed why he is considered as the most ruthless trash talker in the UFC.

Conor McGregor fired back at ‘The Eagle’ by commenting on Khabib’s father late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. McGregor tweeted “Covid is good and father is bad?”

Conor McGregor deletes the tweet

The tweet has been removed from McGregor’s official Twitter account. But the tweet has already spread like a fire and has done the job that it was intended for. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was suffering from covid-19 and passed away at the age of 57 on July 2020 in Moscow. He played a major role in the MMA journey of his son, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov served as a mentor and a trainer of many Dagestani fighters. After his death, ‘The Eagle’ fought his last battle against Justin Gaethje and retired undefeated. Khabib Nurmagomedov fulfilled his father’s dream and now follows in his footsteps of guiding young combatants to achieve their dreams.

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faces-off with Conor McGregor during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

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‘The Eagle’ has already defeated Conor McGregor in a grudge match back at UFC 229. After the fight, both the fighters were involved in a post-fight brawl which kept the rivalry alive. As a result of which we still see some heated exchange of words between the two on social media.

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Has Conor McGregor crossed the line again? Will Khabib Nurmagomedov respond?

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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