Conor McGregor may have lost the battle against Khabib Nurmagomedov, but he eventually won the war, according to himself.
The showdown between McGregor and Nurmagomedov was a fight that will be talked about for the ages. From the insane buildups to the chaotic ending of the night, the bout is truly one of a kind.
That night, the former UFC double champ McGregor got submitted by a neck crank by the reigning champion Nurmagomedov. After submitting the Notorious one, ‘The Eagle’ jumped to attack McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis and all hell broke loose.
While the security was trying to get Nurmagomedov, several members of his team attacked McGregor inside the octagon. Some participants, including McGregor and Nurmagomedov, have been suspended following the brawl.
Following the incident, McGregor spoke with Tony Robbins about the brawl from his point of view. McGregor’s words regarding the incident were then put on together with fan footage from the arena by some creative hands on social media.
The video then gains massive reactions from the netizens as what the Irishman said seems perfectly matched with the footage. Here is what McGregor’s saying in the video:
“As I jumped on top of the cage, [Abubakar] came sprinting across and jumped up on top of the cage also to climb in and help him and join the fight,” McGregor said.
“I seen him there. It was like a Christmas present. He was right there. I smacked him right in the eye socket, and we started fighting on top of the cage. It got broken up.”
“Another one jumped in from over the back, and he sly hooked me from the side, then I covered up and that got separated.
“The final one, was the original brother who was on top of the cage. He broke free from the security, ran at 100 mph towards me, he threw a right hand. As he threw the right hand, I threw a left hand – boom!
“There’s an image, an ariel image of the right hand just whipping by my face and my left hand just landing flush down the pipe. The final blow of the night. So, that’s it. I win!”
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Since then, Nurmagomedov has beaten two interim champions in Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. He retired from competition in 2020 following the passing of his father and trainer, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
Meanwhile for McGregor, after winning his comeback fight in January 2020 against Donald Cerrone, he suffered a back-to-back loss at the hand of arch-rival Dustin Poirier. He is currently recovering from the leg injury he suffered in the third fight with Poirier.