Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Highlights | VIDEO | UFC
Ireland’s McGregor was forced to submit after being caught in a choke hold by Nurmagomedov in the fourth round.
A brawl then ensued when Nurmagomedov leapt out of the Octagon to tackle one of McGregor’s entourage.
McGregor himself was then set upon by two men thought to be part of Nurmagomedov’s team.
The brawling marred what was otherwise a tasty contest between the two fighters.
And Conor McGregor has called for a rematch, issuing a statement on social media.
“Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch,” he tweeted.
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
McGregor trash talked Khabib in the weeks leading up to the fight, and Nurmagomedov is a very respectful man. He used McGregor’s words as motivation, but he took them to heart, too. Nurmagomedov, a devout Muslim, kept his cool throughout much of the pre-fight hype with McGregor attempting to get in his head. On one occasion, McGregor jokingly offered to give Khabib a drink of his new whiskey as a sign of disrespect.
Watch the highlights before the fight
How about we focus on this for a second? Beautiful finish for Khabib ?? pic.twitter.com/FAEsxmZ6PK
— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) October 7, 2018
— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 7, 2018
— T (@Msha3rnaa1) October 7, 2018