Conor McGregor’so fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229 was the greatest fight in UFC history. It had all of the weather a truly historic clash. McGregor, the brash speaking winner in exile, returning to recover his title against a man entirely his opposite, both in style and personality. Nurmagomedov, Combat Sambo Ivan Drago, seeking to get a decade and looking setting himself as the rightful lightweight winner and ldquo;humble” McGregor for disparaging remarks concerning his country, religion, and loved ones. But while the struggle did record-breaking amounts, the true contest was not really a really great fight.
Nurmagomedov trounced McGregor, almost from the opening bell, shooting “Notorious” down with relative ease and imposing his will. Nurmagomedov even dropped McGregor with and over-hand at the second round, and filed the prior two-division winner with a neck crank from the fourth round. Now, however, a few months removed out of his loss, McGregor believes he gets the answer for everything happened, also wants the opportunity to correct it.
“He’s formidable competition, wrestled Bears since he was a youngster, has placed a lot of time into his stand up work,” McGregor educated fans in Chicago over the weekend (video courtesy of Mike Pendleton). “He was a whole lot sharper than I anticipated it was going to be. I’ve must honor that. This was his first major moment.
It’s very easy for someone to be given some thing also to complete it only 1 time. You place your absolute into it. But to take action after time and year after year, this ’s when the motivation kind of drops, that’s when the devotion type of lacks, and this ’s while people creep upward. This ’s I feel has happened . I didn’t even give him his respect, I stumbled forward, I didn’t even provide a sh*t, I have caught with that over-hand. If I was changed , I wouldn’t get caught with this particular over-hand in just about any form of combat. I’m very sure, very excited, very fit, let’s keep it going. ”
McGregor has received a whirlwind few years. After winning the UFC light weight title, the double winner crossed over to Boxing for a superfight with Floyd Mayweather, started his own clothing line and brand of whiskey, also has been arrested for assaulting a bus Nurmagomedov was about. McGregor had not fought MMA in two years when he stepped against the very best lightweight in the world, a tall task for anyone. Needless to say, McGregor couldn’t simply leave it at that. Alternatively, he questioned the cowardly nature of Nurmagomedov’s approach with their struggle as well as his insistence on wrestling.
“Imagine almost dropping some body – because he almost got mebut he didn’t shed me I got back into my feet, threw shots, then threw a kneeand he then took [for a take down ],” McGregor exclaimed. “Imagine almost dropping some body with a picture-perfect shot, a picture-perfect punch, and then shooting the legs. You almost got the fight done and you take to your legs?! Stand up and battle. ”
The strategy worked well for Nurmagomedov, who ground-and-pounded McGregor for most of the rest of the round enroute to a 10-8 score. McGregor did recover in the third round, setting mixes together and resembles he can turn the tide, however in the second, Nurmagomedov finally found a truly dominant position and finished the bout. But regardless of this, McGregor asserts that the 2 want to own a rematch, if for no other reason besides the post-fight brawl wherein he and members of Nurmagomedov’s entourage threw punches at one another in the cage while Khabib jumped the weapon to attack Dillon Danis. Most that, demands retribution.
McGregor: “There was dispute in this past struggle. I slapped his cousin and brother around on top of the cage. He tried to jump out and run. This is not over. Therefore that there ’s dare there’s must be a rematch. pic.twitter.com/PLDcxavMWV
McGregor isn’t the only one who wants a rematch though. A rematch between Conor and Khabib will be the main struggle the UFC is able to put together only at that aspect and UFC President Dana White is expecting the 2 fighters will soon square off this year. Regrettably, Nurmagomedov is refusing to struggle until November in protest against the suspensions and penalties handed from the Nevada Athletic Commission over the UFC 229 brawl. In the mean time though, Conor can always wind up the trilogy he says he owes Nate Diaz.
“Diaz gave me my rematch and that I ’ve got respect for that,” McGregor said (video in TMZ Sports). “We foughthe beat me, he gave me a rematch at the exact same amount, there was not any hesitation. This ’s a true fighter directly there so that I ’ve got nothing but respect. I owe him the trilogy now and the trilogy may happen. ”
McGregor is suspended until April for his role from the UFC 229 brawl. He’d previously been associated with a bout with Donald Cerrone, however with Cerrone now set to manage Al Iaquinta, McGregor is targeting a July reunite against a yet to be determined competitor.
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Please watch the struggle killer and then tell me what you see. Thanks, you need to come train in @HBUTC I’ll pay for you for a calendar month to help educate you on mma please take some classes and watch training. So you know what happens in a struggle that way you get more educated.
— Juan Archuleta (@jarchmma) March 1-3, 20-19
Dudu you won’t even do shit about this! Juan will pick you up and slam you around your head! I train with him everyday and he’s different fighter just sit watching him and learn my friend! PoRrrraaaaadaaaaa
You need to worry about your struggle however already you’re come on. .
Inform me NAMES along with TITLES that Y have won in your livelihood that prove because you train with Juan he differs? Another thing before sending any joke to me, think! You’re conversing with a believing fighter.
Tachi Palace versus Isaac De Jesus who’d knock out you! Than I defended against Micah Miller. WSOF versus Lance Palmer who’d slam you around your head just like Juan in order to shut the fuckup little wanna-be cristiano Ronaldo of mma! Who you beat last! No One!
— Georgi Karakhanyan (@georgimma) March 19, 20-19
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Perhaps you believing fighter huh? Were you believing a lot when Macdonald knock out you?!
— Georgi Karakhanyan (@georgimma) March 19, 20-19
Hahaha I’m the only fighter on the earth who retired the other fighter being pumped out. But this really is past I’ve already won and you also? Be constantly aware that @ElMatador145 will rip your head off because the @PatricioPitbull did.
You have a poor lawyer. But the truth is you have no argument. Made a struggle that the buffs said you overlooked. We are likely to run into each other earlier
@DomReyes I received a notification saying you responded back 45min past and said you wanted it in July in Vegas. . Now I sign onto respond also it says tweet inaccessible?! Do not tell me already switched up THAT quick… @AliAbdelaziz00 receive the contract ready. #ufc #letsgo
Savage ankle select from Ngannou.
That’s one bricked up dude.
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Conor, I would like to break it to you my guy, however it doesn’t even get far more convincing than your struggle with Khabib. Fortunately, the UFC is pretty definitely setting you up against the winner of Poirier-Holloway so you might receive your shot afterall.
Thanks for reading and see y’all elsewhere.