Dana White Issues Statement on McGregor/Nurmagomedov Twitter Exchange

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dana White, Conor McGregor, UFC 229

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent comments via social media left many followers of the sport debating whether the two athletes had gone “too far.”

After McGregor posted a picture poking fun at Nurmagomedov’s wife, the Russian responded with an equally low blow in which he called “The Notorious” a “rapist.”

Following the incident, many media members called for a UFC intervention, in order to stop the trash talk from going any further.

On Wednesday afternoon, UFC President Dana White issued a statement to Yahoo Sports’s Kevin Iole regarding the back-and-forth.

White’s statement read as follows:

“I’m aware of the recent social media exchange between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. The ongoing situation has escalated to a level that is unacceptable. As such, we are taking the necessary steps to reach out to both athlete camps and this situation is being addressed by all parties internally.”

White did not go into detail as to what specific action will be taken at this point in time.

Putting social media exchanges aside, one thing is certain: the hate is real between these two men.

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