“He Has to Apologize”- Latest UFC Signing Demands an Apology From Conor McGregor for Insulting Dagestan

Published 11/24/2021, 12:53 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his TKO loss due to injury against Dustin Poirier in their welterweight fight during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The rivalry between Irish Superstar Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov was indeed memorable. The multi-year build-up and the ultimate concluding bout took place at UFC 229 in New York. Things got a lot personal between the duo and in the press conference, Conor unleashed an explicit verbal barrage that crossed some lines.

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The remarks made in the build-up hurt the sentiments of Dagestani fighters. Despite Khabib winning the fight and utterly dominating Conor, young fighters from the North Caucasus region could not forget Conor’s words.

So UFC’s latest signing, and Dagestani native, Muhammad Mokaev now wants an apology from McGregor for his comments.

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According to a report by Mirror, Mokaev is probably still seeking an apology from the former champion. In his recent interview, the UFC fighter shed light on his thoughts about the fighter and how he contacted him before his fight.

“He’s sent me a message before wishing me all the best. To be honest, I want to ask him about why he’s been talking about Dagestan. I want to see his energy. My manager and everyone says he isn’t the same as he pretends to be in the media.

Business is good, but my people are my people. It’s not okay to call out the whole nation. There are bad people in Ireland too. So, you can’t say that and he has to apologize.”

Conor McGregor and his downward spiral

The UFC Superstar is known for unleashing verbal barrage on Twitter, which he only ends up deleting later on. The 33-year-old has verbally attacked Dagestani fighters multiple times, and it’s certain that Mokaev is not happy about it.

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Conor hasn’t been the same ever since he suffered a loss at the hands of Khabib. His career spiraled downwards with just one key victory against Cowboy Cerrone. The Irish fighter’s highly anticipated return to the Octagon in 2021 saw him losing two straight fights against one of the greatest Lightweight fighters in Dustin ‘Diamond’ Poirier. These losses have definitely tossed him out of the title picture, with Dustin all set to collide with the current champion Charles Oliveira in December.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

 

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Conor has stated his desire to once again fight for UFC Gold. However, his current record and streak of losses will definitely spoil his plans. Conor needs to take the sport seriously once again, as the brash superstar still has a lot to offer. He was the first fighter to claim simultaneously claim 2 world titles, which opened the doorways for crowing more double champions.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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