Khabib Nurmagomedov listed his top MMA fighters, leaving out Conor McGregor in the process.
Nurmagomedov shared his selection of the all-time top 15 fighters. But McGregor was excluded for a very good reason.
Considering Khabib defeated McGregor so comprehensively via submission, there is an argument that the latter was not at the elite level.
However, it is important to bear in mind the following. Following their bout, a skirmish erupted between the two and their teams.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission imposed a nine-month suspension and a $500,000 fine on Khabib, while McGregor received a six-month suspension and a $50,000 fine.
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This may have influenced Nurmagomedov’s perception of McGregor. After all, it’s difficult to claim that McGregor doesn’t deserve a spot, considering his impressive career achievements.
McGregor has the distinction of being the only fighter to simultaneously secure two championship titles, having held both the featherweight and lightweight belts.
The Irish fighter additionally boasted a 15-fight victory streak. McGregor may not be the best in Nurmagomedov’s eyes, but he has certainly brought out many fans to the sport.