Tyson Fury tore into Conor McGregor after the fighter trolled him on social media. McGregor took exception after Fury had previously paid tribute to Khabib Nurmagomedov and the duo’s interaction shows there is certainly no love lost between the pair.
Fury took to Twitter at the start of February to extol Khabib Nurmagomedov and told him he “did it right” because he “got in and won and got out at the top.”
Khabib had defeated McGregor in an MMA fight in 2018, before announcing his retirement two-and-a-half years later.
The post stayed up for nearly two weeks before McGregor decided to hit back and he responded in the early hours of Sunday morning.
In McGregor’s reply, he calls out Fury for his decision not to step in when the father of Billy Joe Saunders was pushed by security at the Canelo Alvarez fight last year.
Saunders senior had attempted to jump over the barrier and console his son after he had suffered a broken eye socket in his defeat to Alvarez.
“Even when I’m wrong i’m right. Who did it right? The Mac daddy tonight, in house. Miami d12! Bahamas #skyjuice.”
But Fury hit back nearly seven hours later as he scorned McGregor with a put down of his own.
“Come back when u win a fight mush,” quipped the two-time world heavyweight boxing champion.
“The difference in me & you is i don’t get myself in trouble & people actually like me, your just a bully who hit old man & yes Big up the hulk Joe, #morecambebay. in the house.”
McGregor isn’t the first person to denigrate Fury for his lack of action during the Saunders fracas.
In the aftermath of the incident, Fury was labelled a “coward” for his reaction by his heavyweight rival Dillian Whyte.
“[Tyson Fury] is a coward, how can you stand by and watch Billy Joe Saunders’ father get treated like this and you didn’t jump the barrier and at least try to stop them man handling him,” Whyte wrote on Twitter.
“You are a coward all mouth.”