Yes, this is another "Lawyer's Take" article, and I expect a certain dollop of hate. I am at peace with it. I believe that Khabib may have made a little boo-boo in his latest post showing a picture of the girl who claims Conor impregnated her, and saying Conor is a "rapist." Frankly, I bet Conor was goading him into it. Calling his wife a "towel" is clearly not a serious statement of fact. Calling him a rapist...yeah. I can only comment on New York causes of action for defamation (libel is written, slander is spoken). First, the statement has to be made as one of fact, not opinion. That, this was. Second, as a public person, Conor has to show maliciousness by proving it was false (rather than the defendant having the burden of proving the statement was true). Third, the woman in question could also have a cause of action: she was associated with being a victim of the alleged rape, which is patently false. It is also worth noting that a false allegation of rape is "defamation per se" as it fits within the categories for "pre se." This means Conor will not need to prove special damages. What stands in his way is that it is not clear where jurisdiction would lie. NY State Courts (especially NY/Manhattan County) hate defamation cases outside our immediate city because NYC is the media capital. Every post anywhere could arguably end up in Court here. Furthermore, would McGregor REALLY want to prove this wasn't true? Not sure that is the publicity he wants. If nothing else, this shows that Khabib likely wrote this post himself. Ali Abdelazziz is a pig and a scumbag, but he is a businessman with enough savvy, and enough legal counsel, to avoid such a foolish gaffe.