Conor McGregor had just gotten himself retired but while Dana White initially OK-ed the announcement he might be changing his mind. McGregor certainly managed to keep himself in the headlines and steadily pump out publicity entirely unrelated to the rape charges he’s facing in Ireland stemming from a December alleged sexual assault.
In his attempt to churn out headlines and make his legal woes a thing of the past Irish fighter once again appears to have crossed the line – this time posting and promptly deleting the following:
Of course towel head is a slur – A derogatory term for one of Middle Eastern descent. It comes from their custom of wearing a turban.
“I don’t think he’s finished,” Nurmagomedov said. He added, “Conor acts like a jealous wife who says ‘I will leave’ all the time but then comes back.”
Khabib’s manager was first to react:
Talking shit, this guy is insulting someone’s wife and making fun of her religion and belief. He doesn’t realize he’s insulting 1.5 billon Muslims. Religion and family is a no no. You’re fucked Connor, let’s see what the media is going to say now. He’s a rapist, and a bitch.
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) April 3, 2019
McGregor has said an ownership stake in the UFC would bring him back to the octagon, while Dana White says that won’t be happening.