Cris Cyborg doesn’t like what she saw in the recent verbal tirade between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor and Nurmagomedov have had a nasty rivalry since 2016. At the time, Nurmagomedov called McGregor a “chicken” who didn’t deserve his title shot against Eddie Alvarez. Then in April 2018, “The Eagle” and his crew confronted Artem Lobov in a New York City hotel. McGregor and his entourage flew in from Ireland and attacked a fighter bus holding Nurmagomedov in response. “The Eagle” submitted McGregor when they finally clashed in Oct. 2018, but then a post-fight brawl between both camps ensued.
Cris Cyborg Calls For Stronger UFC Code Of Conduct
McGregor took a personal shot at Nurmagomedov by bringing up his wife. The UFC lightweight champion responded by taking a dig at McGregor’s reported sexual assault investigation. Cyborg took to her Twitter account to give her take on how the UFC can address the situation:
“Sometimes I wish athletes in the UFC were held to a code of conduct similar to athletes in the NFL, NBA [and] MLB for the things they say online. Now that the sports is on ESPN we are in the homes of more kids! We need to unite not divide…this is what sports are for!”
Do you think the Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov beef will turn into something much worse outside the Octagon?