Conor McGregor called Khabib Nurmagomedov's wife a 'towel' in a now-deleted photo tweet, and Nurmagomedov's manager responded by calling the Irishman a 'rapist'

Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesKhabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
  • Conor McGregor has been called a “rapist” on Twitter.
  • The talent manager Ali Abdelaziz made the remark in response to a tweet by McGregor that has since been removed.
  • In the tweet, McGregor called Nurmagomedov’s wife “a towel.”
  • Abdelaziz said making fun of “religion and family is a no no.”
  • McGregor and Nurmagomedov share a checkered history, with the Russian wrestler enjoying a dominant victory over the Irish striker at UFC 229.
  • Though McGregor recently announced his retirement from the sport, he expressed enthusiasm in a separate tweet for a Nurmagomedov rematch.
  • It remains to be seen whether he stays retired or returns to mixed martial arts.

Conor McGregor was called a “rapist” on Twitter after the retired fighter posted, then deleted, a tweet insulting Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife.

The latest incident is sure to amp up the bitter and violent rivalry between the two athletes as the Irishman called Nurmagomedov’s wife “a towel,” which prompted an angry reaction from the wrestler’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz.

Here is a screenshot of McGregor’s tweet, which has since been removed from Twitter:

Conor McGregor towel tweetTwitter / Conor McGregor

Nurmagomedov has not responded to the tweet, but his manager took issue with the post.

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“Talking s—, this guy is insulting someone’s wife and making fun of her religion and belief,” Abdelaziz said on Twitter. “He doesn’t realise he’s insulting 1.5 billon Muslims.”

He also said that “religion and family is a no no” before commenting on the sexual-assault allegation against McGregor recently reported by The New York Times.

“You’re f—– Conor,” Abdelaziz said. “Let’s see what the media is going to say now. He’s a rapist, and a bitch.”

Nurmagomedov and McGregor share a checkered history. When the unbeaten athlete from Dagestan appeared to slap McGregor’s friend and gym mate Artem Lobov in 2018, McGregor gathered some of his friends in Dublin, jetted to New York City, and attempted to confront Nurmagomedov, who was on a bus at the time.

McGregor was seen on video throwing a metal dolly that shattered a bus window and injured two athletes. He was later arrested by the New York police and ordered to undergo anger management.

The extraordinary scene was then used to promote the wildly anticipated UFC 229 event between Nurmagomedov, the UFC’s world lightweight champion, and McGregor, the challenger.

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Nurmagomedov dominated in the fight, as he dropped McGregor with a crushing right hand in the second round before submitting him for good with a tight neck crank in the fourth.

Rather than celebrate the biggest win of his career, Nurmagomedov mounted the fence and charged at McGregor’s cageside friend Dillon Danis. While that was going on, members of Nurmagomedov’s team invaded the cage and exchanged punches with McGregor.Both fighters were eventually slapped with suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

While Nurmagomedov was banned until June, McGregor is free to fight starting April 6.

However, he recently announced his retirement from MMA – a statement few people believe.

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Nurmagomedov commented on McGregor’s retirement by saying “there can only be one king in the jungle.”

In a separate tweet, McGregor suggested he might return to the octagon for a rematch against Nurmagomedov.

“Don’t be scared of the rematch you little scurrying rat,” he said. “You will do what you are told like you always do.”

It remains to be seen whether McGregor stays retired or negotiates a return to the sport.

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