The UFC will step in to mediate in an “unacceptable” social media exchange between two infamous mixed martial artists – Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor – after the Irishman got personal and insulted the wife of his nemesis.
“I am 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,” Dana White said in a statement.
The president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship failed to mention how exactly the martial arts promotion company will mediate in the crisis between the two athletes, considering that McGregor announced his retirement last month with 21-4 record, after losing the lightweight title to Nurmagomedov in an epic fight last October.
The ongoing public spat between the two competitors escalated on Tuesday night, when the Irishman tweeted two photos from Nurmagomedovs wedding day, with a message “Your wife is a towel mate.” While the message was deleted a few minutes later, the Twitterati were quick to grab a screenshot of the post to expose it on the web. The same day, McGregor also called the Russian a “scurrying rat” while demanding a rematch.
Irritated by McGregors repeated insults and personal prejudice, the Dagestan native Nurmagomedov labeled the Irishman a “hypocrite” and a “rapist” in a tweeted response on WRead More – Source