The UFC light heavyweight fighter Khalil Rountree was more than happy when a UFC star like Conor McGregor praised him for his recent performance inside the octagon. He celebrated being praised by drinking McGregor’s whiskey, Proper No. Twelve.
Khalil Rountree had an incredible performance last weekend when he fought Karl Roberson in a light heavyweight bout. ‘The War Horse’ demolished Roberson and managed to knock out Roberson early in the second round. The fight earned him the “Performance of the Night” bonus.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 13, 2022
The fight gained many people’s attention, including the infamous Conor McGregor. ‘The Notorious’ took to his Twitter account to applaud Rountree. McGregor was stunned by the body soccer kick finish.
“A lovely timed soccer kick to the body of a downed opponent. A much underutilized legal strike. Nice to see some fresh innovation again in there instead of the usual garbage we see over and over.” McGregor wrote.
A lovely timed soccer kick to the body of a downed opponent.
A much under utilized legal strike.
Nice to see some fresh innovation again in there instead of the usual garbage we see over and over. https://t.co/739pWXIwA2
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 13, 2022
Responding to McGregor’s tweet, Khalil Rountree posted a hilarious video of him drinking Proper No. Twelve, Conor McGregor’s whiskey. He also added a screenshot of McGregor’s tweet in the background.
Khalil Rountree is clearly enjoying a good life now, but the 32-year-old has a dark past. During his post-fight interview, Rountree said that he was obese and even thinking of suicide.
“I don’t want to wait until I’m a champion to be able to tell my story and where I come from, being a 300-pound kid on the brink of suicide, burdened by depression, not knowing what to do with my life, not knowing where to go. I want to be able to share that and really inspire people that feel just like I do. I want to be able to share my story with these types of people. I want to make a difference in the world. It’s something I’m passionate about.” Rountree said.