CONOR McGregor’s sparring partner has hit back at Rita Ora after she stirred speculation that she and the Irish fighter were getting up close and personal.
The singer posted a picture on social media of the pair at the UK’s Fashion Awards alongside the caption “date night.”
It sent fans into a frenzy with both Ora and McGregor in relationships.
But fellow MMA fighter and McGregor’s sparring partner Artem Lobov put the record straight in a brutal Twitter post.
Replying to Ora’s tweet, in a post which has since been deleted, he wrote: “Sorry Rita, Burgers are nice but not when a man has steak at home.”
McGregor, 29, has been dating girlfriend Dee Devlin for more than eight years and the pair recently had a baby together, Conor Jack McGregor.
Ora has been quietly dating musician Andrew Watts since October last year.
Unsurprisingly, Lobov’s response attracted praise with many applauding the Russian for backing up McGregor.
One fan said: “Artem you savage hero” as another simply wrote: “Take a bow mate. Take a bow.”
McGregor fans were quick to label Ora “disrespectful” for uploading the images of the pair.
One wrote: “major disrespect to his girlfriend”, while another added: “A little too cosy Ms Ora.”
A third agreed, tweeting: “Seriously disrespectful to his partner and mother of his child.”
Ora doesn’t seem overly phased by the reaction.
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