KEY POINTS

  • McGregor puts up a new rant following Nurmagomedov's reaction to a previous tweet
  • McGregor threatens to eat Nurmagomedov’s children in his latest disturbing rant
  • Cung Le sees a tough grind for McGregor to return following his ankle injury

Conor McGregor has all the time in the world right now as he tries to recover from a freak ankle injury.

“The Notorious” suffered a horrific ankle injury at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier, and there is no timetable for his return.

But for those who have followed the Irishman intently, he is no saint when it comes to taking a swipe at other notable fighters.

He did that against Poirier and conspicuously made another one recently with bitter-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

McGregor made an unusual bizarre Twitter post recently, saying he wanted to eat “The Eagle’s” children.

The 33-year-old went on to tell the Russian to spend more time with his family and keep his name out of conversations.

The post, now deleted but captured by the “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast, appears to be in response to the comments made by Nurmagomedov on another previous tweet from the Irishman seemingly pointed at his late father Abdulmanap.

The Russian gave his reaction to the previous tweet of McGregor, calling him a dirty person while also questioning his character.

Nurmagomedov went on to suggest that McGregor’s rants are spilling over from issues in his personal life.

“When you become rich, when you become famous, some people they lose real people around them,” Nurmagomedov said. “They lose them. Real people who love you, they’re going to tell you the truth. But fake people? They always say, ‘You’re good.’ They never say to you nothing because they don’t want to upset you because they know they’ll lose this comfortable spot. Real people, they don’t care about this.”

There is no telling if McGregor can successfully return from his current injury and perform at the same level as before.

Former UFC fighter-turned actor, Cung Le, believes that McGregor returning to the cage will be an uphill climb when he appeared on the Sports for All PH podcast hosted by Filipino journalists Vincent Juico and Brian Yalung,

“That kind of injury could be hard to come back from and bring back the old Conor [McGregor]. I don’t know. I wish him a safe and healthy recovery but, you know, he’s made enough money. He really doesn’t have to work anymore. If he does, well hopefully come back, I dunno, I don’t see it. I think this fight, it would be tough to come back from that kind of injury to recover from,” Cung Le 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