Conor McGregor Responds To Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Retirement
Conor McGregor has offered a response to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement.
Nurmagomedov took on Justin Gaethje in a massive title unification bout this past Saturday, October 24. The fight was held inside the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Nurmagomedov did all he could to keep Gaethje on his toes as soon as the fight began. “The Eagle’s” game plan worked to perfection. He was popping the jab and kept Gaethje back peddling. At the end of the round, Nurmagomedov went for an armbar but time expired.
In the second stanza, Nurmagomedov took “The Highlight” down again. This time, “The Eagle” got to full mount and transitioned to a triangle choke. He forced Gaethje to tap but referee Jason Herzog whiffed on the call. Gaethje ended up going to sleep and the fight was stopped.
Nurmagomedov announced his retirement after the victory over Gaethje. “The Eagle” admitted that the loss of his father is too much for him to continue competing. He even promised his mother that he won’t push forward with his fighting career.
In a new post on his Twitter account, McGregor offered kind words to Nurmagomedov.
Good performance @TeamKhabib.
I will carry on.
Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family.
Yours sincerely, The McGregors.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 24, 2020
“Good performance Khabib Nurmagomedov. I will carry on. Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family. Yours sincerely, The McGregors.”
McGregor and Nurmagomedov have been heated rivals. Back in April 2018, there was a media day event for UFC 223 in Brooklyn, NY. Nurmagomedov and his entourage confronted Artem Lobov earlier that week due to some comments. McGregor, who is a friend and training partner of Lobov, flew from Dublin with his group and attacked a bus holding Nurmagomedov.
The two ended up going one-on-one in the main event of UFC 229 back in October 2018. Nurmagomedov scored the fourth-round submission win. After the fight, teammates of both McGregor and Nurmagomedov engaged in a brawl.