In one of the biggest rivalries in the history of combat sports, Conor McGregor went toe to toe with the former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. That was the biggest fight in UFC history and the fans were not disappointed at the end of the fight either.
High stakes were on the line when Conor McGregor took on Khabib Nurmagomedov. That fight was not just a competition. It was personal to the point where Khabib and Conor were looking to do some serious damage inside the octagon. Many fans believed that despite the inactivity Conor McGregor would be able to put an end to Khabib’s winning streak.
But the world saw absolute domination from Khabib Nurmagomedov who picked up a submission victory in the 4th round. Looking back, Conor McGregor did put on an impressive performance against the most dominant champion in the history of UFC. But, there were some controversial moments in that fight where Conor cheated.
Conor with some Khabib tweets tonight: pic.twitter.com/Nriu5jfVP8
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Conor Mcgregor explains his illegal moves during the Khabib Nurmagomedov fight
At times, Conor grabbed Khabib’s shorts in the grappling exchanges. He also grabbed the fence and tried to land illegal knees while on the ground. But it was strange that Herb Dean did not take any major actions while Conor was committing those fouls.
In recent posts, Conor McGregor shares his thoughts on his actions during the Khabib Nurmagomedov fight and said:
“I wasn’t holding his shorts! I was ramming my fingers up his homophobic a**, And just look at this happy face here. He loves it. He’s fingers in the booty a** b****h.
Conor McGregor also expressed his frustration with the commentary team for the fight and said:
“Real dirty. I’ve felt the commentary’s wrath a few times. Imagine this was the round I had won too. The guy was holding on to me crying to referee saying I was breaking the rules or some s***t. And they try and say that I said this only business s**t. Absolute horse plop.”
McGregor lost the fight fair and square. But his inactivity was certainly a factor in the outcome of the fight. Now there is a possibility that he can do better against Khabib in the rematch.
But, the fans would never be able to find that out as Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from the sport. But, it seems Conor McGregor still wants to avenge the loss as he continues to take digs at the former champion.