5 Greatest Conor McGregor fights

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#2 Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib won against McGregor via a neck crank
Khabib won against McGregor via a neck crank

After a gap of two years from the Octagon, Conor McGregor returned to the UFC in October 2018 when he fought Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The build-up to the fight was filled with controversies and dirty vocal battles which saw both McGregor and Khabib trade barbs.

And since the fight came after McGregor’s battle with Floyd Mayweather, there was extra mainstream attention directed towards this fight. Khabib’s undefeated record was another major factor that made this showdown interesting.

Everyone wanted to see how McGregor would do against the undefeated Russian who has a history of training with bears. Khabib vs. McGregor was one for the ages.

The match managed to live up to the hype as well. It lasted four rounds with Khabib getting the upper hand in most of them. In the end, he managed to make McGregor tap out via a neck crank in the fourth round and became the UFC Lightweight champion.

A brawl ensued after the fight which further escalated the situation between McGregor and Khabib. The rivalry is still pretty much open and it wouldn’t be a big surprise if we see a rematch between these two in the near future.

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Edited by Arvind Sriram


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