Conor McGregor clearly still isn’t over his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The former UFC champion took to Twitter again on Saturday night during UFC 240 in Alberta, Canada, to rip the officiating, though his rant quickly turned against reigning lightweight champion Nurmagomedov — who beat him at UFC 229 nearly 10 months ago.
McGregor first slammed referee Marc Goddard during Gavin Tucker’s prelim bout with Seung Woo Choi on Saturday night, and wasn’t happy after Tucker — who won with a third-round submission — hit Choi with an illegal knee.
You check on the fighter that was illegally kneed to the head on the ground. Not get into a game of trying to prove the knee was legal with the fighter who committed the assault.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 28, 2019
Just minutes later, McGregor decided to lay into both Nurmagomedov and referee Herb Dean — who officiated their match last year.
Warning: McGregor’s tweets contain language NSFW.
Herb should have checked on Khabibs eyeball after I kneed it full wack from bottom as well. I used the mount defense leg as a spring board right into the eye socket. But I was to crafty with it and got away Scotty.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 28, 2019
I call it the big poppa pump into the eyeball. And your brothers
Herb my man he’s tryna sniff my jock strap here it’s fucking round 1. Stand this shit up.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 28, 2019
Pussy fighter. Panic panic.
We all saw you panic shit yourself on the back of that bus.
Riddled in panic.
I might actually be the Riddler instead. pic.twitter.com/6jmNg6sR4F
What set the Irishman off on Saturday night is anyone’s guess.
He is, though, an expert at staying in the spotlight. And if he really does want to make a return to the UFC — as UFC president Dana White alluded to on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Thursday — this is a great way to do that.
One thing is clear, however: McGregor’s beef with Nurmagomedov isn’t over. If he really is preparing to get back in the Octagon, that feud is only going to escalate.
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