Last week, Cormier, who is also a former two-division UFC champion, commented on a tweet McGregor wrote. The now-deleted tweet, which was posted on July 27, was interpreted by most as a McGregor taking a shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov, whose father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, died of COVID-19 last year.
McGregor tweeted: “Covid is good and father is evil?”
“Notorious'” post was seemingly a reaction to Nurmagomedov’s tweet after July 10’s UFC 264. “The Eagle” congratulated Dustin Poirier on his victory over McGregor. In the tweet, Nurmagomedov wrote that “good always defeats evil.”
On Cormier’s ESPN show DC & RC, the former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion condemned McGregor’s tweet, saying that he believed it was a “cry for help.”
“Honestly, when Conor does stuff like that, it’s hard to understand how there’s this mass amount of people that support that type of behavior,” Cormier said via MMA Junkie.
“I think when stuff like that is being said, I think it’s a cry for help.”
Well, McGregor had the same thing to say to “DC” on Saturday night. During the UFC 265 event, which Cormier worked as a commentator, Notorious took to Twitter. He shared a photo of Cormier holding an ESPN microphone in front of the UFC’s Octagon and wrote: “A cry for help if I ever seen one.”
BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor shared a screenshot of McGregor’s tweet before the Irishman deleted it and it can be seen below:
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Ciryl Gane Was Crowned the Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion at UFC 265
In the main event of UFC 265, No. 2-ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis took on No. 3 Ciryl Gane for the interim heavyweight strap. Gane put on an impressive performance, using his supreme footwork to neutralize “The Black Beast’s” show-stopping power. And in the third round, Gane unloaded a leg kick on Lewis that spelled the beginning of the end for The Black Beast.
Gane finished Lewis with strikes, earning the interim belt via TKO.
Next, Gane will look to unify the title against heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
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UFC 265 Results
Here are the full results for the UFC 265 fight card, which took place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on August 7, 2021:
Ciryl Gane def. Derrick Lewis via third-round TKO
Jose Aldo def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Vicente Luque def. Michael Chiesa via first-round submission)
Tecia Torres def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Song Yadong def. Casey Kenney via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Rafael Fiziev def. Bobby Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Vince Morales def. Drako Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Alonzo Menifield def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jessica Penne def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via first-round submission
Early Preliminary Card
Manel Kape def. Ode Osbourne via first-round KO
Miles Johns def. Anderson dos Santos via third-round KO
Melissa Gatto def. Victoria Leonardo via second-round TKO
Johnny Munoz def. Jamey Simmons via second-round submission