McGregor labelled a 'flat out idiot' by Khabib's head coach Mendez

Conor McGregor labelled a ‘flat out idiot and out of control’ by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s head coach Javier Mendez after now-deleted tweet mocked the death of Russian’s father

  • Conor McGregor’s controversial tweet caused outrage across the UFC 
  • The Irishman appeared to mock the death of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
  • Khabib’s coach Javier Mendez did not hold back when asked about McGregor 

Conor McGregor has been labelled an ‘idiot’ and ‘out of control’ by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s head coach Javier Mendez after a controversial tweet two weeks ago.

The Irishman, 33, seemingly mocked the passing of Khabib’s father Abdulmanap last year due to Covid-19 complications after tweeting: ‘Covid is good and father is evil?’ before deleting the post. 

Now Mendez, during an appearance on The Real Quick with Mike Swick podcast, has lashed out at McGregor’s comments. 

Conor McGregor has been labelled an ‘idiot’ and ‘out of control’ by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s (L) head coach Javier Mendez (R) 

The Irishman appeared to mock the passing of Khabib’s father Abdulmanap in a tweet 

‘Who should like him for a comment like that? How many people do you know, lost their family, lost their business, lost everything because of COVID, and you make fun of it?’ he said. 

‘You say Covid good, father evil? Are you kidding me? So you’re saying to all those poor people that lost their family, lost their business, people that committed suicide over this tragedy that’s happened to the whole world, and you think you’re making a mockery of it by trying attack someone’s father by using that?

‘You’re an idiot. You are an idiot. … It’s just another knife to dig in people’s hearts. He’s an idiot. He’s flat out an idiot and he’s out of control. I’m sorry.

‘And this has nothing to do with Khabib’s father. This has nothing to do with those comments on COVID. We already know what he thinks on Khabib. That’s fine.

‘But you make a comment like that, all the money in the world isn’t going to allow you to get away with some of the stupid things you say.’

McGregor and Khabib fought in the octagon back in 2018 with the Russian coming out on top

Khabib and McGregor have been long-term UFC rivals, with the Dagestani coming out on top in their only encounter in the octagon back in October 2018.  

UFC president Dana White confirmed that Khabib will not come out of retirement despite a heap of efforts for him to return. 

Meanwhile, McGregor is currently recovering from a broken leg having sustained the injury against Dustin Poirier last month – his second loss to the American this year. 




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