Renowned MMA icon Conor McGregor has become the butt of the joke this week due to a humorous incident during an interview with Ariel Helwani of DAZN Boxing.
Taking place at the Black Forge Inn in Dublin, Ireland, the interview covered various topics. The two also talked about Katie Taylor’s upcoming bout and McGregor’s future plans.
While McGregor fans were pleased to see the interview, his haters have enjoyed themselves immensely with the video. A short clip shared by Abubakar Nurmagomedov (the cousin of McGregor’s rival Khabib) appeared to capture McGregor passing wind during the interview.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov also made fun of the Irishman by captioning the video: ‘Conor McFarter’
The animosity between Abubakar and McGregor stems from the infamous post victory tussle that erupted after UFC 229 main event. Abubakar was involved in the incident where Khabib leapt into the audience, and McGregor was sucker punched in the octagon.
During the incident, Abubakar and McGregor also exchanged punches in the cage before being separated. As a result of his participation in the chaos, he received a one-year ban from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and was fined $25,000.
Conor McGregor suffered a leg injury during his last UFC bout against Dustin Poirier in April 2021, leading to an abrupt end to the bout.
McGregor has been working on his recovery and plans to make a comeback later this year to face off against Michael Chandler.
During his recovery period, McGregor decided to retire from the USADA testing pool, raising questions about his return to the UFC.
McGregor recently stated his determination to return to the octagon and his anticipation for his future match during a conversation with Eddie Hearn.
USADA has confirmed McGregor’s intentions to re-enter the testing pool immediately, following his statement to the media.
McGregor will undergo at least six months of testing and provide two negative samples before being allowed to compete, as per the USADA policy.
McGregor’s matchup against Michael Chandler is expected to take place in November or December of this year, coinciding with the premiere of TUF season 31 on May 30.