‘The Notorious’ might have known he was in trouble.
Conor McGregor’s UFC comeback was spoiled last Saturday when Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted him in the fourth round of the UFC 229 headliner. What dubbed as a barnburner affair turned out to be a one-sided match as the Russian champ was in full control the whole fight.
But even before the submission came, McGregor already felt that trouble was on its way as Khabib showed up as a different beast last Saturday. A new video surfaced, showing the Irish star apologising to the Russian champ mid-fight.
Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Conor McGregor with a tear naked choke in the fourth. Khabib jumps the cage and attacks Dillon Danis in the crowd. All hell has broken lose. #ufc229 pic.twitter.com/69RI0yxfbc
— The Fight Library (@fightlibrarypod) October 7, 2018
McGregor set his foot in the Octagon anew last weekend for a chance to reclaim his lost glory following a two-year layoff. The former two-division champ took on the undefeated and reigning champion Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight belt.
With so much hype surrounding the fight, expectations were sky-high that the UFC 229 main event would be an enthralling affair. But the best grappler in the promotion proved that he was too tough to handle as his challenger found no answers to his firepower.
‘The Eagle’ found himself in the driver seat in the first three rounds before locking in a rear naked choke in the fourth, which forced McGregor to tap out. Khabib retained his UFC lightweight strap and preserved his unblemished record while Conor absorbed his fourth loss in his career in a devastating fashion.
Khabib submits Conor to retain Lightweight belt. This dude is a beast!! pic.twitter.com/qbKhg1lCbI
— Richard Jackson (@rtjacksonPLCT) October 7, 2018
McGregor Apologises To Nurmagomedov Mid-fight
Both fighters delivered nail-biting exchanges in four thrilling rounds. But more than the intense action, the fight also featured hair-raising dialogues, including Khabib talking to his challenger while he pummeled him in the second round.
“Let’s talk now. Let’s talk now.” Nurmagomedov repeatedly told McGregor during his ground and pound.
But the drama did not stop there. A new video has come out, showing another dialogue between the two UFC megastars, with McGregor apologising to Nurmagomedov in the middle of the fight.
Watch this electrifying scene from the UFC 229 in the video below:
After all the trash talks in the pre-fight pressers, did McGregor feel he stepped over the line in insulting Nurmagomedov?
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