Khabib Nurmagomedov hits back at Conor McGregor by calling him a 'rapist' in tweet with suggestive photo

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  • On Wednesday, Khabib Nurmagomedov called Conor McGregor a “rapist” in a tweet that included a photo that appeared to show McGregor touching a woman’s thighs.
  • The tweet came after McGregor called Nurmagomedov’s wife a “towel” in a since deleted tweet.
  • The New York Times reported in March that McGregor was being investigated over a sexual-assault accusation in Ireland.

Khabib Nurmagomedov hit back at Conor McGregor on Wednesday with a tweet calling the Irish fighter a “rapist.”

The tweet included a photo of a woman taking a bathroom-mirror picture and appeared to show McGregor touching the woman’s thighs.

“Rapist, you are Rapist. You are a hypocrite who is not responsible for your actions. Justice will find you. We will see. @TheNotoriousMMA,” the tweet from Nurmagomedov said.

The tweet comes after McGregor insulted Nurmagomedov’s wife on Twitter on Tuesday. McGregor posted a photo of Nurmagomedov and his wife, who is Muslim, calling her a “towel.” He deleted the tweet shortly after.

Nurmagomedov did not respond immediately. But his manager did on Twitter, also calling McGregor a “rapist” and saying that criticising someone’s wife and religion is too far.

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In March, The New York Times reported that McGregor was being investigated by Irish police over an accusation of sexual assault from December in Ireland. He had been questioned and was released in January. He has not been charged with a crime.

Shortly before The Times’ report, McGregor announced his retirement from UFC, though the finality of his career has been questioned by the UFC boss Dana White and Nurmagomedov.

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McGregor’s last fight came against Nurmagomedov in September. McGregor lost via tap out.

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