Daniel Cormier revealed Khabib Nurmagomedov felt he might do nothing however ignore Conor McGregor’s remarks about his late father.
The bitter rivalry between the 2 males descended into new ranges of depravity when McGregor frequently mocked the Russian in regards to the dying of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
UFC legend Cormier is agency pals with the previous light-weight champion, with their relationship originating at American Prime Staff in California after they educated collectively.
But since retiring in 2020 shortly after defeating Justin Gaethje, the 32-year-old from Dagestan has lived a far easier life away from the Octagon – coaching his former AKA colleagues as a substitute.
Khabib tweeted within the aftermath of Dustin Poirier’s victory towards McGregor at UFC 264, saying ‘Good at all times defeats evil’ because the Irishman frequently attacked Poirier and his spouse, Jolie.
McGregor then mentioned in a since-deleted submit, ‘Covid is sweet and father is evil?’
And Cormier believes the retirement of his teammate has mellowed him considerably, that means there was nothing he might do about McGregor’s jibe.
“I get shock worth and I get making an attempt to get folks to speak however [that was] approach too far,” Cormier mentioned on his present on ESPN with Ryan Clark.
“To the purpose that I instantly referred to as Khabib final night time and mentioned, ‘Are you OK?’ I used to be asking him if he’s OK after having to see that, particularly with no skill to do something about it once more.
“Nicely, he can’t do this no extra trigger he’s not a prizefighter anymore, so now he simply has to type of swallow that – [it was] approach too far.
‘DC’ added: “Actually, when Conor does stuff like that, it’s laborious to know how there’s nonetheless this mass quantity of those that help that kind of behaviour.
“After the combat with Dustin Poirier, lots of people questioned whether or not or not ConorMcGregor was reaching to try to get within the head of Dustin Poirier.
“Attain again to a time the place he had trash discuss that might have an effect on folks – it didn’t appear to work towards Poirier.
“I really feel like from him speaking about Dustin’s spouse to now Khabib’s father, he’s simply taking it approach too far.”