UFC superstar Conor McGregor once made headlines for calling undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov a “coward.” Now “Notorious” has come forward with details on why he made the statement in the first place.
“@abdulmanap.nurmagomedov I can see you. Cowering behind fake respect. Just like your middle child. A quivering coward.”
Speaking on at the UFC 229 press conference across from his upcoming opponent, McGregor claimed Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov and Khabib Nurmagomedov have ties with controversial Chechen Republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
“The Chechen people know what I’m talking about when I called this man a coward. When I called his father a quivering coward. Him and Kadyrov were at a mosque together, and he posts a picture of Kadirov on his Instagram. Kadirov’s the Chechen dictator, a crazy man, don’t get me wrong. But, Khabib’s father, lick-ass O’Hoolihan, posts a picture of Kadirov at his mosque and the caption is, ‘Together we are stronger.’”
“It’s such fake respect and fear. The Chechen people know that if the tables were turned and there was an opportunity for his father to stab that man in the back, he would do it in a heartbeat to take over. And he did not do nothing. And that’s why he’s a quivering coward, because he showed fake respect out of fear. And that’s where ‘quivering coward’ came from.”