CONOR MCGREGOR BLASTS KELVIN GASTELUM OVER APPARENT STAPH INFECTION, ‘WASH YOURSELF!’
Conor McGregor thinks Kelvin Gastelum’s pullout of UFC Vegas 67 has more to do with the marks on his face than the injury to his teeth.
Conor McGregor is not a fan of Kelvin Gastelum’s hygiene. The Irish superstar believes Gastelum has a “full on staph infection all over his f***ing face,” blasting the middleweight for attempting to fight with a potentially lethal infection.
“Absolute scruff, this thing is,” McGregor wrote in an Instagram story post. “It’s his second time to attempt to enter competition like this. WTF! Clean your mats. Wash yourself. F***ing go to the doctor! Scruff.”
It’s not the first time McGregor criticized Gastelum for his hygiene habits. In a similar set of circumstances, Gastelum pulled out of his UFC 234 bout against Robert Whittaker due to a hernia, but had suspicious marks on his face going into the fight. UFC welterweight Colby Covington was quick to point out the apparent staph infection – prompting McGregor to chime in.
“There are worms crawling on his skin,” McGregor decried. “It was absolutely ludicrous to even consider allowing him to compete. Let alone now walk around the arena shaking our fans’ hands. Someone sort this, this instant. And sterilize that belt. Immediately.”
Gastelum officially pulled out of his upcoming UFC Vegas 67 main event bout against Nassourdine Imavov due to a mouth injury that required dental surgery – posting the graphic aftermath to his Twitter.
Whether or not the marks on Gastelum’s face are signs of staph infections, the injury to his mouth would have kept him out of competition. Regardless, one thing is certain – Conor McGregor is likely to maintain his distance if Kelvin Gastelum is in the vicinity.