Conor McGgregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov aren’t any strangers to on-line — or in-person — beef. However, over the previous 24 hours, the bitter Light-weight rivals have engaged in a back-and-forth social media conflict that has crossed boundaries.
“Infamous” initially posted a since-deleted image of Khabib and his spouse, mocking her as a “towel” for sporting a standard habib throughout their wedding ceremony. In response, “The Eagle” clapped again on the mouthy Irishman — who’s married — by posting an image of McGregor and an unidentified girl posing collectively, whereas reminding him of his ongoing sexual misconduct allegations.
In actual fact, he flat-out labeled him a “rapist.”
That was sufficient to get the eye of Final Preventing Championship (UFC) President Dana White, who simply launched an announcement (by way of Yahoo! Sports activities) in regards to the ugly social media beef between two of his greatest stars, vowing to maintain it internally.
“I’m conscious of the current social media alternate between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. The continuing state of affairs has escalated to a degree that’s unacceptable. As such, we’re taking the mandatory steps to succeed in out to each athlete camps and this example is being addressed by all events internally.” — UFC president Dana White
Even Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier by no means took it that far.
Khabib cited McGregor and his workforce’s continuous verbal abuse towards his household and faith as the rationale for hopping over the cage after submitting him at UFC 229, which just about triggered a riot (see it right here) inside T-Cellular Area. That prompted Nevada State Athletic Fee (NSAC) to think about placing a muzzle on fighters when it got here to over-the-top pre-fight trash speak at press conferences.
A suggestion that White initially scoffed at.
Nonetheless, White and Co. lastly appear motivated to place an finish to the heated beef between Conor and Khabib — a minimum of on-line — and maybe set a precedent for different fighters to have them suppose twice earlier than partaking in private insults towards one another.
What precisely White and the remainder of UFC’s higher-ups meant to do, stays to be seen. Although it’s apparent McGregor has but to get the memo:
Plot twist: It’s a goat underneath that towel
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April three, 2019
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