KEY POINTS

  • Conor McGregor is criticized for an insensitive reply to Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • McGregor seems to be trying to stay relevant as he recovers from his injury
  • BRAVE CF champion questions McGregor's heart to compete

Conor McGregor will be out of action indefinitely due to injury, but the 33-year-old is not expected to stay quiet.

Most know how tactless he can be although some of his comments appear to be done purposely.

Just recently, “The Notorious” put up a tweet that appeared to be referring to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s late father, Abdulmanap.

Although the name was not mentioned, the post was believed to be in response to the Russian’s comments after his loss at UFC 264.

When McGregor was deemed unfit to continue his bout against Dustin Poirier due to an injury, Nurmagomedov put up on Twitter a post that read: “Good always defeats evil. Very happy for you @DustinPoirier. I hope you will get the belt at the end of the year.”

Two weeks after that, McGregor tweeted: “Covid is good and father is evil?”

That post has since been deleted but did not escape the eye of most. Some were able to capture a photo of it.

It will be recalled that the father of Nurmagomedov died of COVID-19 complications in 2020.

It is no secret that the bad blood between the UFC fighters is well-documented. That included a hellacious main event at UFC 229 in 2018.

Beyond that. the Irishman may be getting beyond himself, involving the Russian’s family with profanity-laced verbal attacks.

There is no doubt that McGregor is a proven commodity. However, defining the line of hurling insults and being more sensitive is something most are left pondering on.

For most, it is all about making money for McGregor now. No less than BRAVE CF middleweight champion Mohammad Fakhreddine stressed this when he appeared on Sports Bytes Philippines.

As far as Fakhreddine is concerned, McGregor's heart is not into the sport anymore.

“Conor [McGregor] hasn’t been the same since he fought Floyd [Mayweather]. I think him making way too much money was his offside. He was never the same after that fight. You can tell from the results. He won two out of six? I think him making too much money… at first, he was hungry. I felt that in his mind, he is still a little hungry but his heart doesn’t want it anymore,” Fakhreddine stated.

Conor McGregor during UFC 264 JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland sits on the mat after injuring his ankle in the first round in his lightweight bout against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images