Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov | UFC 229
Khabib Comments On The Post Fight Brawl That Ressumed After He Defeated Conor McGregor
The Victory Went To Khabib Nurmagomedov, as he defeats Conor McGregor with rear naked choke in lightweight championship at a time of 3:03 of round 4
The pro-McGregor crowd roars, Herb Dean gives the signal, and we are underway. McGregor opens by looking to press the pace, but this fight is quickly on the ground — right where Nurmagamedov wants it. McGregor is holding his own, but Nurmagomedov completes the takedown and he’s got the challenger’s legs locked up. The crowd boos, as this is not the action they wanted to see. But Nurmagomedov is following the blueprint. McGregor simply cannot work his way up. The Irishman lands a couple of soft shots from his back, but this round has belonged fully to the champion. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.
Nurmagomedov lands a monster right hand early in the second! That shot was right on the money. And now, the champion goes in for the takedown. He’s got top position and he’s fully in control. Some solid ground and pound here midway through the round. McGregor has absolutely no answers. Now, the Russian is landing some heavy, heavy shots with McGregor still on the ground. Referee Herb Dean is looking closely. How long can he let this go on? McGregor is allowed to fight through. With 45 seconds remaining in the round, the Irishman works back to his feet. He makes it out of the second, but barely. This was a dominant round, a 10-8 on this card. 20-17 Nurmagomedov.
Did Nurmagomedov expend too much energy trying to close the show? For the first time in the match, the two fighters have spent an extended period of time on their feet. McGregor appears to have an opportunity to land his left, but he just can’t summon the energy he needs to throw with authority. With just over a minute left in the round, Khabib goes for the takedown, but McGregor remains on his feet. Very close round. McGregor has landed a few more significant strikes, and gets the nod in the third as a result. 29-27 Nurmagomedov.
The first minute of the round is controlled by McGregor in the center of the cage. But the champion goes in for the takedown and is successful. (He’s 4-for-7 on takedown attempts thus far.) The crowd boos again, as they sense their man’s in trouble. Big trouble. And here goes Nurmagomedov for the rear naked choke. And it’s over! Khabib Nurmagomedov retains his UFC lightweight championship.
Post Fight Aftermath:
Nurmagomedov jumps out of the octagon and attacks McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis. Security tries to step in during the chaos. A member of Nurmagomedov’s team attacked McGregor in the octagon. Dana White is in the octagon now talking to Conor and trying to restore calm. This is a wild scene. Conor leaves the octagon, as Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett enters and tries to get to the bottom of what transpired. UFC President Dana White tells Nurmagomedov that he fears that the crowd will throw objects at the cage if he puts the belt on him. Nuragomedov heeds the warning and leaves. Indeed, as White feared, the fans do throw beer on the champion. Ring announcer Bruce Buffer makes it official after both fighters are gone. Your winner by submission at 3:03 of the fourth round by neck crank: Khabib Nurmagomedov. Aftermath: Interview With Khabib Regarding The Post Fight Brawl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACGyI… References and contributors: http://MuscleFitnessRx.com https://musclelabsusa.com https://wapo.st/2C4UTJo http://mensfitnessrx.com/connor-mcgre… Conor Harsh Words Towards Khabib: https://www.instagram.com/p/BojVjlhFi… A close up of the brutal choke hold and tap-out ! https://www.instagram.com/p/BoovLtGnS…