Khabib Nurmagomedov Reflects On Submission Win Over Conor McGregor

UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken the time to look back on his 2018 win over Conor McGregor.

At UFC 229 back on October 6, 2018, Nurmagomedov and McGregor shared the Octagon. The 155-pound title fight was held inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nurmagomedov scored a fourth-round submission victory to successfully retain the UFC Lightweight Championship.

Going into the fight, there was a ton of bad blood between “The Eagle” and the “Notorious” one. Six months prior to the bout, Nurmagomedov and his entourage confronted Artem Lobov, a friend of McGregor’s, in a New York City hotel lobby. The “Notorious” one responded by bringing his own entourage to Brooklyn, NY, and hurling a dolly at a fighter bus holding Nurmagomedov.

In an Instagram post, Nurmagomedov reflected on his finish over McGregor.

“It’s only business for them, but not for me….. It was the night when the masks flew away and few guys from mountains wrote history in downtown Vegas with the blood of rivals.”

Nurmagomedov has had one fight since his battle with McGregor. That was a third-round submission victory over Dustin Poirier. McGregor has also had just one bout since the showdown with Nurmagomedov. McGregor stopped Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds via TKO.

Nurmagomedov is scheduled to collide with Justin Gaethje in a title unification bout. Gaethje holds the interim 155-pound gold. He won it by defeating Tony Ferguson in the fifth round of their fight back in May. Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje will headline UFC 254 inside the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

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