Conor McGregor, the former UFC champion, has sent a series of bizarre threats to UFC star Tom Aspinall in a series of deleted tweets. The tweets, which have since been deleted, were sent in response to Aspinall’s recent comments about McGregor’s retirement from the sport.
In the tweets, McGregor threatened to “kill” and “starve” Aspinall, as well as calling him a “bum” and a “fool”. He also accused Aspinall of “talking s**t” and said he would “smash” him if they ever met in the octagon.
The tweets have since been deleted, but not before they were widely shared on social media. The tweets have sparked a huge backlash from fans and fighters alike, with many condemning McGregor’s behaviour and calling for him to be punished.
McGregor has since apologised for his comments, saying that he was “angry and frustrated” and that he “should have expressed himself better”. He also said that he “deeply regrets” his words and that he “will never again use language like that”.
The incident has raised questions about McGregor’s mental health and his ability to control his emotions. It has also raised questions about the UFC’s ability to protect its fighters from such threats.
The UFC has yet to comment on the incident, but it is likely that McGregor will face some form of punishment for his actions. It remains to be seen what action the UFC will take, but it is clear that McGregor’s behaviour is unacceptable and that he needs to take responsibility for his words.
The incident has also highlighted the need for better mental health support for fighters in the UFC. McGregor’s comments are a stark reminder of the need for fighters to be able to express their emotions in a safe and healthy way.
It is clear that McGregor’s comments were unacceptable and that he needs to take responsibility for his words. It is also clear that the UFC needs to do more to protect its fighters from such threats and to provide better mental health support.