McGregor Assesses Career of Khabib Nurmagomedov

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McGregor Assesses Career of Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement at UFC 254, shocking fighters & analysts that predicted others. Praise for the combative skills displayed by Nurmagomedov throughout his career has come in waves since his retirement. Nobody had anticipated that rivals from throughout Khabib’s career would praise the UFC Lightweight Champion. However, Conor McGregor & Justin Gaethje have both evoked that Khabib is a phenomenal fighter.

The rivalry of Khabib Nurmagomedov & Conor McGregor was massive for the UFC, creating one of the most viewed pay-per-views in history. When the two fought against each other in October 2018, Khabib Nurmagomedov would dominate over Conor McGregor & defeat “Notorious” by the 4th round via submission. Their rivalry didn’t stop after this bout, with analysts & fans wanting to see a rematch. After announcing his retirement, McGregor won’t ever obtain that rematch with Nurmagomedov.

Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Competition would see Khabib Nurmagomedov fight his last octagon battle at UFC 245. For the third time since acquiring the UFC Lightweight Championship, Khabib defended his title & submitted Justin Gaethje by the 2nd round. Minutes later Nurmagomedov announced his retirement. Most have maintained that Khabib is the “Greatest of All Time” in MMA history. Though the Russian Champion might have a 29-0 Record in his fighting career, Khabib Nurmagomedov claiming GOAT isn’t accurate. That title belongs to Jon Jones & Anderson Silva.

McGregor Believes Himself Better Than Khabib

Conor McGregor took to Twitter, reflecting on the career of Nurmagomedov & their rivalry. Notorious evoked that Khabib is the most excellent grappler ever seen in mixed martial arts & the best fighter of the modern era UFC. However, Conor believes himself capable of dethroning Nurmagomedov. That isn’t possible considering that McGregor has lost numerous fights throughout his career, including a loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr in a boxing match.

Notorious will be given another opportunity to showcase his skillsets on January 23rd, 2021. That’s when Conor McGregor & Dustin Poirier are slated to compete for a second time. Conor won their last octagon matchup, with Notorious dominating over Poirier with a first-round knockout. Supporters of Conor hope that history will repeat itself on January 23rd.