Dillon Danis was compelled to rapidly backtrack and delete a Tweet he despatched out within the aftermath of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory at UFC 254.
The Bellator welterweight, who trains with Conor McGregor, let his fingers do the speaking after watching the Russian transfer to 29-Zero on Struggle Island towards Justin Gaethje.
Khabib compelled the American to faucet within the second spherical by way of a triangle choke, earlier than breaking down in tears to announce his retirement.
Nevertheless, Danis tried to hijack the second and wrote: “Khabib is retiring as a result of he’s petrified of Conor McGregor”. But he swiftly deleted this Tweet after realising the error of his methods.
The Russian had arguably by no means misplaced a spherical in his skilled MMA profession, but determined to go away whereas he was nonetheless on the very prime with a view to honour his late father and respect his mom’s needs.
He stated after the bout: “”Thanks to those guys with me, with my father greater than 10 years. Coach Jav I like him a lot. All my staff. Thanks.
“As we speak I wish to say that is my final struggle. No manner am I coming right here with out my father. When UFC involves me about Justin I spoke with my mom for 3 days.
“She didn’t need me to struggle with out father and I stated that is my final struggle – and I’ve given her my phrase.
“Thanks a lot Justin. I do know you might be nice, I understand how you care for your individuals. Be shut along with your mother and father, since you by no means know what will occur tomorrow. Thanks coach, thanks guys. As we speak is my final struggle within the UFC.
“It was my father’s dream. Justin and Conor (McGregor) will struggle in January, I’ve choked each out, I’m not on this.”
McGregor led the tributes to his Russian adversary on Twitter and put their rivalry apart to congratulate him on a stellar profession.