Daniel Cormier feels McGregor’s prefight trash talk crossed the line
If you had any questions about whether the bad blood between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov was scripted, the events that unfolded after Saturday night’s fight should have answered them. At least one fellow UFC superstar, Daniel Cormier, seems to be taking Nurmagomedov’s in a feud that has gotten quite ugly.
After he defeated McGregor via 4th-round submission, Khabib fired his mouthpiece at McGregor’s team and climbed out of the cage to attack them. Two members of Khabib’s team then went after McGregor inside the ring and were arrested. When all the dust finally settled, Cormier took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
Hey guys, two wrongs don’t make it right. Conor didn’t deserve that. No one did. But some things aren’t for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn’t fight promotion, it was really personal. Diff culture man. Sucks
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 7, 2018
Khabib apologized to the UFC and the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his and his team’s actions after the fight, but he also wondered why he gets bad press when McGregor has done and said much worse.
“He talked about my religion, he talked about my country, he talked about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke (our) bus,” Khabib said, according to MMAFighting.com. “He almost killed a couple of people. Worry about this. Worry about this s—. Why (do) people talk about (how) I jump over the cage?”
The beef between McGregor and Nurmagomedov escalated in April with McGregor’s bus attack prior to UFC 223. UFC president Dana White said after Saturday’s fight that Khabib’s purse is being withheld and there will be serious consequences for those involved in the post-fight mayhem.