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Conor McGregor slammed by UFC fans for highly offensive now-deleted tweet to Islam Makhachev

Conor McGregor slammed by UFC fans for highly offensive now-deleted tweet to Islam Makhachev

McGregor swiftly deleted his post aimed at Makhachev

Conor McGregor deleted a post on X aimed at reigning UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev.

The Irishman has gone back and forth with the current lightweight king ever since his feud started with the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Days before UFC 223 where Nurmagomedov was set to face Al Iaquinta for the title McGregor vacated, tensions boiled over as McGregor and members of his team threw a trolley through a bus window carrying Nurmagomedov and multiple other fighters.

The pair eventually fought in the Octagon at UFC 229, Nurmagomedov winning via neck crank in the fourth round, but there was shocking scenes in the aftermath as the Eagle dived out of the cage to attack members of McGregor’s team while his own teammates did the same to the Irishman inside the cage.

Makhachev is a long-time friend and teammate of Nurmagomedov and has been targeted by McGregor multiple times ahead of his long-awaited return to the UFC.

Just days after he live streamed himself verbally attacking nearly everyone on the UFC roster, McGregor posted a picture of Makhachev grappling with Umar Nurmagomedov with the caption ‘cousin f***ers’ before later deleting the post.

The 35-year-old is no stranger to launching insults on social media but fans reacted negatively to his latest comments.

One said: “I don’t know why he deletes them when people screenshot it instantly.”

Another added: “The most pathetic athlete. He will never gain the respect Khabib and Islam have. No money in the world will buy him respect.”

A third said: “Hugging trees and walking around barefoot can’t even help Conor get some positive energy.”

Both fighters are currently booked to fight with Makhachev headlining UFC 302 on June 1 against Dustin Poirier while McGregor will return against Michael Chandler at UFC 303 on June 30.

‘Mystic Mac’ believes Poirier can have plenty of success against the current champion who has only suffered one defeat in the UFC. He told DuelBits: “He’s been knocked out by a back check hook from a southpaw before,” referring to the defeat against Adriano Martins nine years ago.

Makhachev has won 13 straight fights since that loss.

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