Conor McGregor slammed for ‘racist slur’ mocking Khabib’s wife as a ‘towel’ over her traditional wedding dress

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CONOR McGREGOR has been accused of using a racial slur in his latest attack on Khabib Nurmagomedov as he mocked his rival’s wife as a “towel”.

McGregor, 30, tweeted a picture of Nurmagomedov on his wedding day in which the fighter’s partner has a veil covering her face, a tradition in Muslim culture.

Conor McGregor has been accused of using a racial slur calling Khabib Nurmagomedov's wife a 'towel'
Conor McGregor has been accused of using a racial slur calling Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife a ‘towel’

The tweet was captioned: “Your wife is a towel mate.”

McGregor swiftly deleted the tweet but not before it was retweeted thousands of times with many accusing the MMA fighter of Islamophobia.

The Irish star has faced backlash from fans who called the MMA fighter a “racist”.

One said: “Wow. What’s the point of attacking another man’s wife and their culture?”

Another said: “As an Irishman, my default setting is to support any Irish competitors in any endeavor. We’re a small country with an us against the world fighting spirit. But McGregor’s racist, homophobic bulls*** is a black eye on what being Irish is.”

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Nurmagomedov, 30, has a son and a daughter with his wife, who’s name remains a mystery.

The Russian is a practising Muslim, and has previously called out McGregor for offensive comments he made in the build up to their grudge match and blamed the UFC 229 post-fight brawl on his rival’s trash-talk.

Nurmagomedov said in October: “I no understand how people can talk about I jump on cage – he talk about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father.”

One post that did remain undeleted was McGregor calling his rival a “scurrying rat”.

It comes one week after The Notorious announced his shock retirement from MMA – but it has not stopped the Irishman from calling out Nurmagomedov to a rematch.

Nurmagomedov submitted The Notorious at UFC 229 in October, and it seems the former two-weight champion is seeking revenge.

McGregor, who has a son and daughter with his partner Dee Devlin, tweeted: “Don’t be scared of the rematch you little scurrying rat.

“You will do what you are told like you always do.”


The call out did not sit well with fans on Twitter, as they trolled McGregor with memes of him being beaten from the fight last year.

One said: “You gotta work your way back to Khabib, you got smashed!”

One commented: “Aren’t you retired?”

Another commented: “You are so annoying now.”

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