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Legendary fights: Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

The fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov was a highly anticipated mixed martial arts (MMA) event that took place on October 6, 2018, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and was for the UFC Lightweight Championship.

Conor McGregor

McGregor, a former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, was making his return to the octagon after a hiatus from the sport. He is known for his striking ability and has a reputation as one of the most popular and successful fighters in the history of the UFC.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nurmagomedov, who is known for his grappling skills and undefeated record, was the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion and was considered by many to be the top contender in the division.

The fight was highly competitive and both fighters had their moments. Nurmagomedov was able to take McGregor down and control him on the ground for portions of the fight, while McGregor was able to land some strikes and defend himself well. In the end, Nurmagomedov was able to secure a submission victory in the fourth round, winning the fight and retaining his UFC Lightweight Championship.

The hype around the fight Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

Leading up to a fight, there was a lot of animosity between these two fighters and their teams. Khabib slapped Conor’s long-time friend and training partner

Finding out about the incident, Conor flew his private jet and attack Khabib and other fighters in a bus going for a weigh-ins for UFC event.

Conor McGregor attacks Khabib’s bus

After that Khabib was furious, he wanted to fight with Conor in or outside octagon, anywhere any time.

The Fight

The fight was highly competitive and both fighters had their moments. Nurmagomedov was able to take McGregor down and control him on the ground for portions of the fight, while McGregor was able to land some strikes and defend himself well. In the end, Nurmagomedov was able to secure a submission victory in the fourth round, winning the fight and retaining his UFC Lightweight Championship.

However, the fight was marred by a post-fight altercation in which members of Nurmagomedov’s team confronted McGregor in the octagon and a member of McGregor’s team was arrested for attacking Nurmagomedov after the fight. Both McGregor and Nurmagomedov received suspensions and fines for their actions.

Khabib vs McGregor

After Nurmagomedov secured a submission victory in the fourth round, members of his team confronted McGregor in the octagon. A member of McGregor’s team was also arrested for attacking Nurmagomedov after the fight.

The altercation caused a commotion and led to both McGregor and Nurmagomedov receiving suspensions and fines for their actions. The incident received widespread media attention and was widely condemned by the UFC and other members of the MMA community. It was seen as a black eye for the sport and both fighters were criticized for their actions.

After this fight, there was a lot of request for a rematch from Conor McGregor but Khabib was refusing it, stating that Conor needs to win a couple of fights and earn his right for a rematch. He did not want to give him a rematch immediately.

Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) on October 24, 2020, following his victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. In his post-fight interview, Nurmagomedov announced that he had promised his mother that he would retire after his father’s death in July 2020 and that he planned to honor that promise. Nurmagomedov finished his career with a record of 29 wins and no losses and is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time.

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