Conor McGregor responded to the recent criticism he received from Daniel Cormier during tonight’s UFC 265: ‘Lewis vs. Gane’ broadcast.
Just over a week ago McGregor made headlines when he appeared to mock the death of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father with the tweet “Covid is good and father is evil?”. The Irishman later deleted the post, but not before it was seen by a ton of his followers.
One of the individuals who saw Conor McGregor’s controversial post was Khabib’s longtime friend and training partner Daniel Cormier. ‘DC’ proceeded to condemn ‘Notorious’ for his actions, dubbing his recent remarks as a “Cry for help”.
“I get shock value and I get trying to get people to talk but way too far,” Cormier said on his ESPN show with co-host Ryan Clark (via MMAFighting). “To the point that I immediately called Khabib last night and said, ‘Are you OK?’ Asking him if he’s OK after having to see that, especially with no ability to do anything about it again. 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.”
Daniel Cormier continued:
“(Conor McGregor) Absolutely crossed the line. I think when stuff like that is being said, it’s a cry for help. Conor has all the money in the world, he has all the fame, but now when you start to dig at that level, it’s like somebody needs to get to McGregor and help him to start to kind of re-shift his mind and his focus and get him back to a better place. It’s unfortunate.”
During tonight’s UFC 265 prelims, Conor McGregor responded to Daniel Cormier’s comments by sharing the following post (which was once again later deleted).
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) August 8, 2021
Conor McGregor is currently on the sidelines after suffering a broken leg in his recent trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.