Khabib Nurmagomedov fought with megastar Conor McGregor for the UFC Lightweight Championship. The event turned out to be a huge success as it garnered 2.4 million Pay-Per-View buys. The biggest fight in the history of MMA happened on October 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It was the biggest in the history of the sport and even matched the buy rates of some big boxing matches. Khabib (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) retained his championship after he submitted McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) through a neck crank in the fourth round. But he lost his composure after the fight as he jumped over the Octagon and attacked Team McGregor. A massive post-match brawl took place and both the fighters had to be escorted out of the building with security. It also resulted in a nine-month suspension for Khabib and a big $500,000 fine.
Here it is to be noted that it was recently announced by Dana White that Khabib will make his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon in November. So the Dagestani fighter took to social media and posted an update on his return. Nurmagomedov on Saturday posted on Instagram “Great feeling, after 5 championships rounds. See you soon my fans, very soon. And thank you all you guys, for support all these years,”. However, McGregor, who is looking for a rematch against Khabib, also replied to the post with a fiery post.
McGregor wrote “You got your money took and your brothers eye socket shook when you fought me you little rat,”. “Viva Las Vegas baby the gaf always wins. Big stomper party in the Wynn coming soon! @ProperWhiskey @WynnLasVegas #ad”. Khabib wasn’t willing to let this comment die down as he shot back at McGregor, saying that the honour that the Irishman lost at UFC 229 will never return.
Nurmagomedov wrote “@TheNotoriousMMA money comes and goes, the honor that you lost that evening will never return, live with it,”. Finish career in mma, but start career on twitter? #twitterWarrior.” It definitely looks like the rivalry between them is far from finished. But a rematch between the two fighters looks highly unlikely after McGregor announced his retirement from MMA this past week.