UFC legend brands Conor McGregor's antics a 'cry for help'
Is there more than meets the eye when it comes to The Notorious' behaviour?
UFC legend Daniel Cormier has branded Conor McGregor's recent behaviour a "cry for help".
McGregor recently lost to Dustin Poirier for a second time in their hotly-anticipated trilogy fight at UFC 264, and his actions since have courted controversy.
In the wake of the fight, the Dublin native hurled insults at Poirier and his wife Jolie as he lay on the mat with a broken ankle.
"Your wife is in my DMs", screamed McGregor to a visibly incensed Poirier.
These comments didn't go down well with UFC President Dana White, who said: "I don't like that. Yeah, that's not good. Leave people's families and wives and all that stuff out of it. Family has nothing to do with it."
Not long after, McGregor claimed he was already injured going into the fight with Poirier.
McGregor added that he is likely to be out for a while, "not a few weeks or months", with Dana White subsequently confirming he is unlikely to fight again for at least a year.
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After McGregor lost to Poirier, Khabib was elated, writing: "Good always defeats evil. Very happy for @DustinPoirier I hope you will get the belt end of the year."
McGregor didn't engage with the tweet until a few days ago, when he posted: "Covid is good and father is evil?"
This would appear to be a clear reference to Khabib's father and trainer, Abdulmanap, who sadly passed away last year following complications caused by Covid-19.
The tweet was subsequently deleted, but UFC legend Daniel Cormier thinks it is indicative of McGregor's dwindling mental health.
New episode starts at the top of the hour, we have to talk about the deleted tweet. And how about the judging from last weekend. Show starts shortly hurry there https://t.co/JZriT6KGbp pic.twitter.com/cFGsoMNQsN
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 28, 2021
Speaking on his ESPN show DC & RC, Cormier said: "I think when stuff like that is being said, it's a cry for help.
"Conor has all the money in the world, he has all the fame, but now when you start to dig at that level, it's like somebody needs to get to McGregor and help him to start to kind of re-shift his mind and his focus and get him back to a better place. It's unfortunate."