As if the fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov was not brutal enough, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Conor McGregor claimed on Twitter that he won the battle despite losing the match. McGregor had to tap out in the fourth round as he couldn’t do anything. The Irishman was forced into submission midway into the round which was followed by a brawl outside and inside the octagon.
After the fight Khabib apologised for his actions as things got serious between the two teams:
“This is not my best side. He talked about my religion, my country, my father. He came to Brooklyn, he broke bus and nearly killed two people. So why do people still talk about me jumping over the cage? I have shown respect. I told you guys: his whole team and him, they are tap machines. Today he tapped. Undisputed and undefeated,”
On the other hand, McGregor did not issue an apology. Instead he tweeted this:
We lost the match but won the battle.
The war goes on. pic.twitter.com/CRtPaGfOnn
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 8, 2018
Twitter was in no mood to spare the 30-year-old as he was brutally trolled for his tweet:
Mr. Tapout likes to quit pic.twitter.com/KWOkD9y5SV
— Adel Bin Kareem (@AAG_SH) October 9, 2018
— Obadiah Adam (@realobadiah) October 9, 2018
What battle did you win
— Admin (@SMBIBBSY) October 8, 2018
Thank God for Photoshop!
— ツ3FLnQe10 – (@3FLnQe10) October 8, 2018
How to use your creativity 101
— kechos ghombel (@al_ghoziz) October 9, 2018
I don’t think your face agrees man. pic.twitter.com/wCevPq9hso
— Ibtisxam (@ibtisxam) October 9, 2018
He chickened out
Like a chicken, as he said pic.twitter.com/EBVxXPc3rU
— سي السيد (@ekhtart60) October 9, 2018
The one who must not be named
Wtf here’s created new style of Conor lol pic.twitter.com/T2uM2rqI1m
— EA (@emreafsr) October 9, 2018
— jake (@JakeMcwilliams2) October 9, 2018
The Russian explained the repercussions of his actions post-fight and what he intends the sport to look like in the future.
“This is a respectful sport. This is not a trash-talking sport. I want to change this game. You cannot talk about religions and nations. This for me is very important. Thank you for waiting for me. I know my father is gonna smash me when I go home. Nevada: sorry. Vegas: Sorry,”