Conor McGregor Argues He Was Beating Khabib Nurmagomedov Before Being Submitted

Conor McGregor is turning heads with his latest claim.

Back on October 6, 2018, McGregor challenged Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Championship. The highly-anticipated title fight headlined UFC 229 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. There was a ton of bad blood going into this bout and in the end, Nurmagomedov got the last laugh with a fourth-round submission finish.

McGregor hopped on his Twitter account to express his belief that he was beating Nurmagomedov before being taken down in the fourth round and submitted.

“I won round 1. Out struck him 3 to 1 here. Elbows,knees,clatters. He held on entire round. Round 2 he won. This round had the kimura attempt you speak of. I kneed him full force into his eye socket here and broke the grip fully. A lovely shot! I won 3 also and 4 up until the trip.”

On the mula! Round 1’s mine. Out struck 3-1. Elbow, knees, clatters! He held on. 2s his but I land multiple knees. One from standing after the overhand, and one from bottom into the eye socket at kimura attempt. Not a scratch end of round also. I won round 3, and 4 until the trip.”

The general consensus is that Nurmagomedov had his way with McGregor throughout their bout. The grappling of “The Eagle” was simply too much for the “Notorious” one. McGregor has been angling for a rematch and has been frustrated with the delay in making Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje happen. “The Eagle” and “The Highlight” will collide on October 24 in the main event of UFC 254.

McGregor has had one bout since the defeat against Nurmagomedov. McGregor took on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246 back in January. “Mystic Mac” emerged victorious via TKO in 40 seconds.

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