‘For So Long, He Wanted to Beat Up McGregor’- Daniel Cormier Details a Conversation With Khabib Nurmagomedov After Disturbing Tweets From Conor McGregor

Published 07/29/2021, 12:40 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Daniel Cormier is interviewed after his TKO loss to Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is one of the best trash talkers in the world of Combat Sports. His witty trash talk played an enormous factor in boosting his stardom while he was building his profile as a fighter. But lately, his trash talk has crossed the limit of modesty, as he has been firing personal and disrespectful comments on fellow fighters. First, McGregor made a personal comment about Dustin Poirier’s wife, Jolie Poirier. And now he shook the entire world when he tweeted about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

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McGregor tweeted, “Covid is good and Father is evil?” This tweet has been deleted from McGregor’s official Twitter account. The tweet came after Khabib Nurmagomedov congratulated Dustin Poirier and ridiculed McGregor for his loss at UFC 264.

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 06: (R-L) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia attempts to submit Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Now, in a recent episode of DC and RC Khabib Nurmagomedov’s friend and former training partner Daniel Cormier opened up about a conversation that he had with ‘The Eagle’ after McGregor’s tweet.

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Daniel Cormier said, “I get shock value and I get trying to get people to talk, but way too far. To the point that I immediately called Khabib last night and said, ‘Hey are you OK?’ Asking him if he’s OK after having to see that, especially with no ability to do anything about it again.”

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DC continues, “He spoke to my kids at my wrestling program the other day and said he was never happier than when he got to fight McGregor on the day. Because for so long, he wanted to get his hands on Conor and beat Conor up.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov to swallow a bitter pill

Khabib Nurmagomedov retired after fighting his final bout against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Yet the Dagestani has found a way to contribute to the world of mixed martial arts. Khabib Nurmagomedov is following the same road as his father.

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Now ‘The Eagle’ is serving as a mentor and training partner for many fellow fighters. So fighting McGregor in another grudge match seems unlikely at the m,oment. Therefore, his friends Daniel Cormier believes that ‘The Eagle’ might have to swallow a bitter pill.

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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)

DC said, “Well, he can’t do that no more cause he’s not a prizefighter anymore. So now he just has to kind of swallow that. Way too far. Honestly, when Conor does stuff like that, it’s hard to understand how there’s still this mass amount of people that support that type of behavior.” Many fans and fellow fighters criticized Conor McGregor for his immoral behavior. Yet ‘The Notorious’ still has a mass amount of fan following who still support the Irishman for his mean comments.

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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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