Ahead of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s much-anticipated title unification match against current interim champion, Dustin Poirier, at UFC 242 this Saturday (Sept. 7, 2019) in Abu Dhabi, UFC has released the fight between Khabib and Conor McGregor.
“Notorious” challenged “The Eagle” for his 155-pound title last October at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Nevada in one of the most highly-anticipated fight in the history of the promotion.
The lead-up to the fight was filled with drama, broken buses, press conference squabbles and more.
Once fight night came, all eyes were on the center of the Octagon, as fight fans, musicians, actors and other big wigs from the entertainment world ascended onto “Sin City” to watch history be made.
Once the fight started, Khabib went to his wrestling early, with Conor looking to keep it on the feet. Indeed, Khabib managed to drop Conor with a mean right hand, but the rest of the fight was “The Eagle” utilizing his wrestling to pound out his foe.
In the fourth round, Nurmagomedov eventually sunk in a fight-ending rear-naked choke. But the fighting didn’t end there, as an irate Khabib leaped over the Octagon to pick a fight with Conor’s camp, specifically Dillon Danis.
Soon thereafter, three of Khabib’s teammates jumped into the cage and attacked Conor from the front and from his blind spots, and all madness ensued.
Once security got everything under control, both men were eventually suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and fined a very large sum of money each.
Whether or not the two men get the chance to run it back down the road will be determined greatly by the outcome of this weekend’s title fight at UFC 242.
Once thing is certain, the McGregor camp is adamant things will be different the second time around.
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