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The result is in for UFC 229, and Khabib Nurmagomedov has defeated Conor McGregor by submission in the fourth round.
Right after the fight though, Khabib leaped out of the cage and attacked a member of McGregor’s camp, while someone from Khabib’s group attacked McGregor in the cage.
McGregor entered the fight with a 21-3 record and hadn’t stepped inside a UFC Octagon since November 2016 at UFC 205, where he initially won the UFC Lightweight Championship by defeating Eddie Alvarez. He then took a hiatus from mixed martial arts to promote and compete in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, which he lost. By April the UFC had no choice but to strip McGregor of both the UFC Lightweight and Featherweight Championships due to inactivity, allowing Nurmagomedov to capture the title at UFC 223.
Even though his opponent was 26-0 entering the evening, McGregor was confident at a press conference on Thursday that he would defeat the Russian champion in quick fashion.
Khabib dominated from the start of the fight. He just bullied with take down after take down. He never let Conor McGregor get loose during the fight. Majority of the fight McGregor was on the mat. Khabib was a bear out there playing with it’s pray.
Conor McGregor will most likely ask for a rematch. The fight was all Khabib but it wasn’t a omg win. It reminds of when the New England Patriots win. Nobody does something mind blowing they just do their job. I would love to see a rematch between the two because Conor has had a two year layoff. Plus the bad blood is legit, this would make a great saga.