Khabib Nurmagomedov has spoken out on Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin’ podcast about Conor McGregor’s recent Tweet in which he cruelly referenced his rival’s father, who passed away from Covid-19 last year.
It’s not the first time that McGregor has crossed the line with regards to Nurmagomedov’s loved ones, and the former lightweight kingpin has branded him ‘dirty’ and ‘evil’ for his actions, saying that it reflects the Irish superstar’s true character, and also questioned whether he really has anyone left around him who is willing to stand up and tell him off when he’s done something wrong.
“When he talked about this, only evil can talk about your father, wife, kids, religion,” Nurmagomedov told Tyson and his co-host for the show, Henry Cejudo. “If you’re normal human, you’re never going to talk about this stuff. For me, I think he post this tweet (while) drunk too much or (he was doing) something. Then the next day, he always delete these tweets. When he become normal life (he looks at his phone) and says, ‘Oh, look what I did.’ Then he delete. This is my opinion what he do all the time.
“When someone is not with us – he is not even alive – this shows what you have inside. This shows how dirty you are. When you one of the best in the world and you come and you punch someone who is like 70 years old, like an old man (in a pub), this shows your heart. This shows who you are inside, how dirty you are. When you have parents and you have kids, how can you show yourself like this? I don’t understand why his close people don’t go, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’”
““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. They were with you before you became famous and rich. They don’t care about your money. They just love you. I think he lose a lot of people around him. I don’t think he have people who were with him before when he become champion. Everybody needs someone who reminds you, ‘This is good, this is bad.’”
Check out Khabib’s full interview with Tyson and Cejudo below.