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Midnight Mania! McGregor moves forward with message of unity: ‘It is one world and one for all’

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The past two days have seen an escalating online feud that saw Conor McGregor mock Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife and her traditional religious head garment (details), Khabib call Conor a rapist, and Conor speculate that perhaps under the thick veil, Khabib had married a goat. Khabib’s manager tweeted that McGregor didn’t realize he was insulting 1.5 billion Muslims. Conor eventually deleted several of his earlier tweets and posted this message of unity instead, perhaps after Dana White and Co. stepped in to try to enforce something resembling UFC’s “Code of Conduct” again through back channels.

I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds. All faiths challenge us to be our best selves. It is one world and one for all. Now see you in the Octagon.

Whether mostly a public relations move or a genuine acknowledgement that many of his comments crossed some lines, McGregor’s message of unity with each other can be appreciated. He still ended with “see you in the Octagon,” which makes one wonder why he bothered to announce a retirement if he’s going to keep picking fights like this. He might as well be Michael Scott shouting, “I declare bankruptcy” for all it means.

It is also worth noting that Khabib’s tweet alleging that Conor is a rapist — based on very real sexual assault allegations against the Irish star — is still up at the time of writing.


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I don’t have anything for this tonight except to watch “The Legend of Cocaine Island” on Netflix. I have a feeling a lot of y’all would enjoy it.

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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