Conor McGregor Accuses Islam Makhachev Of Staph Infection In Social Media Rant

Conor McGregor has called out Islam Makhachev for what he suspects is signs of a staph infection leading into his lightweight title fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302 on Saturday night.

McGregor’s rant came after some eagle-eyed fans noticed a dark mark on Makhachev’s left shin in a new fight-week photo that could potentially be a sign of a staph infection. Then again it could be something completely unrelated, but McGregor has clearly already made his mind up about the situation.

“Staph again,” McGregor wrote on X before later deleting his post. “This inbred however lives with Staph. This team is infested, make no mistake. Scruff balls. Whatever ya’s are into, I suppose. He still subs Dustin in the 1st.”

For the record, Makhachev had previously been ruled out of a fight back in 2020 due to a staph infection, which can be contagious but can be treated using antibiotics.

“Yous absolute scruffy f*cks I’m sick of yous. Wash your f*cking self! Wash your clothes! Wash your mats! And do it fucking everyday you scruffy c*nts.”

If Makhachev does have staph then he will become the second opponent in a row that Poirier has faced with the infection as Benoit Saint Denis also had one on his forehead leading into their fight at UFC 299.

And it’s worth noting that BSD has actually blamed his KO loss to Poirier on the infection, saying that it, together with the antibiotics he was taking while also trying to cut weight weight, left him feeling lethargic on the night of the fight.

At this stage Makhachev hasn’t commented on the staph situation, so we’ll have to see how this all unfolds as fight week continues in New Jersey.

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