Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion has again taken umbrage with comments made by UFC colour commentator, fellow former two-weight champion, Daniel Cormier during his UFC 264 loss to Dustin Poirier last month — calling the former champion a “fat drunk f*ck” in a tweet swiftly deleted last night.
McGregor, who headlined the T-Mobile Arena event, suffered his second consecutive loss to Poirier after he fractured his right tibia with just 10-seconds remaining in the opening round — resulting in a TKO doctor’s stoppage win for Poirier upon the conclusion of the round.
Immediately afterward, Poirier claimed that he had felt McGregor’s leg contort after checking an earlier leg kick attempt, however, the Dubliner maintained that the Lafayette native had failed to check any of the leg kicks thrown — detailing how he had been suffering from issues with his left leg throughout his training camp in preparation for the rubber match bout.
In the latest tweet and delete post from the 33-year-old from his official Twitter account, the Crumlin native posted a picture of him throwing a leg kick which appears to land above the right knee of Poirier — with the caption, “‘Clean check right there by Poirier’ fat drunk f*ck DC (Daniel Cormier).”
After 15-minutes the tweet was deleted by the Straight Blast Gym staple, who had received criticism from Cormier last week after he had posted and deleted a message appearing to mock the passing of arch-rival, former lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov in July of last year after complications stemmed from a positive COVID-19 test result.
Cormier, a former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion held simultaneously, explained how he believed McGregor had crossed the line as far as fight promotion goes with his tweet aimed at Khabib and his father, claiming how he believes it was a “cry for help” from the striker.
“You know what’s most disturbing?” Cormier said. “This (the deleted tweet) wasn’t done the day after the fight (UFC 264) or the same night of the fight/ This was done weeks after the fight, so it feels like it was thought of and it was thought through for Conor (McGregor) to tweet something like that.“
“(It) absolutely crossed the line,” Cormier explained. “I think when stuff like that is being said, it’s a cry for help. Conor has all the money in the world, he has all the fame, but now when you start to dig at that level, it’s like somebody needs to get to McGregor and help him to start to kind of re-shift his mind and his focus and get him back to a better place. It’s unfortunate.“