Conor McGregor is despicable. There’s no other way to say it. Well, maybe there is: He’s vile. He’s heartless, soulless and his ego knows no bounds. What you are seeing now from the former two-division UFC champion is the real man, the guy he effectively hid for several years as he was making a remarkable rise from poverty to the top of his sport. On Monday, McGregor put out a tweet, which he at least had the common sense to delete, about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s late father, Abdulmanap. There has long been animosity between Nurmagomedov and McGregor, of course, begun by McGregor. But McGregor’s tweet in response to a tweet from Nurmagomedov, the now-retired former UFC lightweight champion, shows how low McGregor has sunk. After Dustin Poirier’s win over McGregor in the main event of UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas, Nurmagomedov tweeted, in part, “Good always defeats evil.” Now, one could take the view, myopic as that would be, that Nurmagomedov started this most recent dust-up. But no one with an ounce of class and/or decency would respond as McGregor did on Monday. He wrote, “Covid is good and father is evil?” McGregor didn’t mention Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov by name, but that’s unmistakably who he was referring to. Khabib always refers to his dad, who died of COVID-19 complications last year, as “father.” Prior to their 2018 fight, McGregor hurled insults at Nurmagomedov’s wife and father and insulted his religion. Every single one of those were out-of-bounds, but because McGregor is a terrific fighter and people wanted to see the bout against Nurmagomedov, they were largely ignored. Sadly, it’s probably going to be largely ignored again, though props to coach Firas Zahabi of Tri-Star for speaking out. In a video he did on YouTube breaking down UFC 264, Zahabi took direct aim at McGregor’s disgusting public behavior. https://sports.yahoo.com/conor-mc-g...abib-nurmagomedovs-dead-father-210903055.html Kevin Iole has covered combat sports since the 1970s and is the 2007 winner of the Nat Fleischer Award for career excellence in boxing journalism.