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Thursday, Jul 29, 2021

Daniel Cormier Believes Conor McGregor’s Recent Comments, Deleted Tweet is “a Cry For Help”

Conor McGregor (image via UFC/YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Following a tweet from Conor McGregor, in which the star seemed to allude to the death of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Daniel Cormier claims the fighter needs help.

Before and after McGregor’s loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, the controversial fighter made headlines with trash talk, which some argued crossed the line. More recently, McGregor tweeted, and then deleted, “Covid is good and father is evil?”

The consensus is that the comment was in reference to a comment from Khabib, when after McGregor broke his leg and lost to Poirier, the former champ tweeted “good always defeats evil, very happy for Dustin Poirier.”

During a more recent appearance on ESPN, Cormier had this to say about McGregor’s controversial tweet (quotes via MMA Fighting).

“You know what’s most disturbing? This wasn’t done the day after the fight or the same night of the fight,” Cormier explained. “This was done weeks after the fight, so it feels like it was thought of and it was thought through for Conor to tweet something like that.

“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.”

In addition, Cormier also revealed that he called his longtime friend, Nurmagomedov, after news of the tweet came out.

“I get shock value and I get trying to get people to talk but way too far,” Cormier said. “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.

Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap, died last year from complications stemming from COVID-19.  Immediately after the renowned coaches’ death, McGregor extended his condolences to Nurmagomedov.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:30 am
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