Khabib Nurmagomedov believes a tweet by Conor McGregor attacking his dead father came from a man who was not sober, but also revealed his true character.
Khabib Nurmagomedov believes a tweet by Conor McGregor attacking his dead father to the messages that drew widespread condemnation for McGregor.
“When he talked about this, only evil can talk about your father, wife, kids, religion,” “If you’re normal human, you’re never going to talk about this stuff. For me, I think he post this tweet (while) drunk too much or (he was doing) something. Then the next day, he always delete these tweets. When he become normal life (he looks at his phone) and says, ‘Oh, look what I did.’ Then he delete. This is my opinion what he do all the time.
McGregor was widely criticized for a deleted tweet that appeared to mock the death of Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who died of COVID-19 this past year. He deleted it, but never apologized or issued a retraction.
Nurmagomedov agreed with Tyson’s opinion that the fight game has no real boundaries for what you can and can’t say. He indicated McGregor’s was way out of whack.
“When someone is not with us, he is not even alive, this shows you what you have inside, this shows, like, how dirty you are,” Nurmagomedov said. “When you are one of the best in the world, and you come and you punch someone like 70 years old, like an old man [in a pub], this shows your heart. This shows who you are inside, how dirty you are. When you have parents and you have kids, how can you show yourself like this? I don’t understand why his close people don’t tell him, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’”
Nurmagomedov indicated his lavish lifestyle and worldwide fame led McGregor to a troubled path.
“When you become rich, when you become famous, some people, they lose real people around them,” Nurmagomedov said. “They lose them. Because real people who love you, they’re going to tell you the truth. But fake people? They always say, ‘You’re good. You’re good. You’re good.’ They never say to you nothing, because they don’t want to upset you, because they know they’ll lose this comfortable spot.
“Real people, they don’t care about this. They were with you before you became famous and rich, and they don’t care about your money, they don’t care about your fame. They just love you. And when they say to you the truth, you don’t like this because of your ego. I think he lost a lot of people around him. I don’t think he has people who were with him before when he became champion. Everybody needs someone who reminds you, ‘Hey you’re doing this, this is bad, this is good.’ This is life.”
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