Legendary UFC fighter Daniel Cormier had a conversation with Khabib to check if he was okay after Conor McGregor’s disgusting tweet about his father’s death.
Daniel Cormier has spoken about Russian fighters reaction to a terrible tweet from Conor McGregor which was a clear jibe at Kabib’s late father.
After Russian said that “good always defeats evil” following Irish fighters loss to Dustin Poirier earlier this month, McGregor later tweeted “Covid is good and father is evil?”
McGregor has since erased the horrible comment, however, it didn’t go unnoticed by UFC fans.
Khabib’s father passed away last year by Covid-19.
Cormier has revealed how fast he called Khabib to check if he was okay.
Speaking of Khabib’s response, Cormier said in his ESPN show: “I get shock value and I get trying to get people to talk but [that was] way too far.
“To the point that I immediately called Khabib last night and said, ‘Are you OK?’ I was asking him if he’s OK after having to see that, especially with no ability to do anything about it again.”
“Well, [Khabib] can’t do that no more cause he’s not a prizefighter anymore, so now he just has to kind of swallow that – [it was] way too far.”
The former two-weight world champion went on to claim that he can’t understand how McGregor is maintaining is fanbase following his comments.
“Honestly, when Conor does stuff like that, it’s hard to understand how there’s still this mass amount of people that support that type of behavior.
“After the fight with Dustin Poirier, a lot of people questioned whether or not Conor McGregor was reaching to try and get in the head of Dustin Poirier.
“Reach back to a time where he had trash talk that could affect people – it didn’t seem to work against Poirier.
“I feel like from him talking about Dustin’s wife to now Khabib’s father, he is just taking it way too far.”