Fans Body Shame Conor McGregor After He Shares ‘Fat’ Photo
Conor McGregor ‘fans’ have been online to body shame the MMA champ after he shared a photo on Twitter.
It all seemed a bit quiet on the Conor McGregor front as of late, but he shared a post celebrating his Straight Blast Gym teammate, Cian Cowley’s, win at the Brave CF 13 MMA event in Belfast on Saturday (June 9).
For Cowley, it was his first professional MMA victory at Brave CF 13, beating Daniel Olejniczak.
McGregor posted a photo of them both on his social media accounts, along with the caption:
Congrats CianCowley from the cells to the stadiums. Not a scratch. They done nothing. Jet leaves Tuesday my brother have a good one
Some fans couldn’t help but ignore the point of the post, instead choosing to comment on his appearance instead.
While some called him ‘bloated’, others suggested he’d been ‘hanging at the buffet’.
One person wrote:
You looking a bit chubby Conor. You want Tyson fury next is it? [sic].
McGregor is facing three charges of misdemeanour assault, and one count of felony criminal mischief, and is due to appear in court on Thursday (June 14).
The fighter handed himself into the New York Police Department after he allegedly crashed the media day for UFC 223, at the Barclays Centre, with his entourage of around 30 men on April 5.
Footage shared on social media allegedly shows McGregor attacking the bus fellow UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov was travelling in, leaving lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa injured.
Following the bus attack, a UFC spokesperson said:
The organisation deems today’s disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow.
UFC is working very closely with the New York Athletic Commission, Barclays Center security and law enforcement authorities.
Despite having no previous criminal record, McGregor could face serious jail time as a felony charge could reach a maximum of seven years. Meanwhile, assault charges hold a maximum sentence of a year.
He’ll also have to pay for damages incurred during the alleged rampage which led to three fights being cancelled.
Ray Borg v Brandon Moreno, Alex Caceres v Artem Lobov and Michael Chiesa v Anthony Pettis were all called off.
Khabib Nurmagomedov put aside his rivalry with McGregor to reach out to the ‘troubled’ UFC star.
The de facto lightweight champion also reiterated his ambition to fight McGregor in the Octagon.
Speaking honestly about McGregor’s public outburst at the beginning of the final UFC 223 press conference, Khabib said he hoped his rival could fix his problems.
At the final UFC 223 press conference Khabib said:
To be honest, I hope he’s going to fix his problems. And me and him will have to fix our problem. Inside the cage or outside, it doesn’t matter. We have to fix this. Thank you.
But President of the UFC, Dana White, didn’t hold back and publicly criticised McGregor in the aftermath, calling his actions ‘disgusting’.
Speaking to ESPN, he said:
I mean, do you wanna be in business with Conor McGregor right now? Do you wanna chase this guy around for interviews and buy his flights? Do you? I don’t think anybody is gonna want him right now. I think everybody is gonna be pretty disgusted in Conor McGregor right now.
Listen, you don’t like Khabib and you don’t like what happened then fight Khabib. You can come in here and you can do it legally. Sh*t, this fight’s happening Saturday, we could’ve talked and had the Khabib fight right after. You could do whatever you wanted to Khabib within the limits of the rules of, you know, fighting.
But you wanna grab 30 f*cking friends and come down here and er, do what you did today? It’s disgusting and I don’t think anybody is gonna be huge Conor McGregor fans after this.
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