Conor McGregor has been receiving a lot of flak lately for his trash-talk. The Notorious, who was once known for his impeccable work at promoting a fight, is now facing consequences for his trash-talk in the lead-up to the Dustin Poirier fight, his comments on Jolie Poirier, and his recent controversial tweet on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
However, Mike Tyson is not one among them. The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, known for his notoriety, has come out in support of McGregor as he stated, “Listen, in this business everything goes. Everything goes. Promoting a fight, everything goes.” Tyson continues, “You got to be a mean freak.”
However, Khabib Nurmagomedov did not agree with Tyson’s statements, and while he did accept that everything is fair while promoting the fight, his recent comments on his late father did not fall under the same bracket, and rightfully so.
“I agree if you want to promote a fight. When someone is not with us, I think this is show how you are inside. This is show how dirty you are. When you come, when you are one of the best in the world, and you come, and you punch someone, an old man. This shows you,r heart, this is show who you are inside. How dirty you are, you know. When you have parents, when you have kids, how you can show yourself like this.”
McGregor’s comments have certainly upset a lot of fans. The former two-weight champion is seemingly losing the kind of support he once used to have, and the trash-talk that would dictate the lead-up to the fight, into being a “clown” according to other fighters.
Is Conor McGregor right?
Certainly, Conor McGregor is not right and is not justified in his trash talk. However, a case can be made, looking at the history of Conor McGregor, and the combat sports in general, that trash-talk has always been a part of this wild sport.
Nothing has changed from when Conor McGregor disrespected Dustin Poirier’s family during their first bout, to Jose Aldo’s family in the featherweight title fight, or the intense back and forth in his rivalry with Nate Diaz.
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One thing that has changed though, is Conor McGregor is not winning, and since he is not able to walk the talk, it has backfired on him in a manner that only reflects poor attitude, and poor performance.
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