Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor returned to the octagon after a nearly two-year hiatus at last weekend’s UFC 229 event, where he attempted to reclaim the UFC’s 155-pound title from undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Unfortunately for the brash Irish superstar, McGregor, his fight with “The Eagle” at UFC 229 played out as many analysts expected it would.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was able to utilize his superior grappling ability to earn a decisive fourth-round submission victory over “Mystic Mac”.
While the outcome of last Saturday’s UFC 229 main event may not have shocked the world in quite the same fashion as the post-fight brawl. The fact that Khabib Nurmagomedov dropped Conor McGregor with an overhand right in round two of the fight had a lot of fans stunned.
Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show, John Kavanagh, McGregor’s head coach, revealed that Conor was very upset after making a technical mistake which led to Khabib’s second-round knockdown.
“He (Conor) hates technical mistakes. So that right hand, you know… he was very disappointed he got caught with a shot like that. But it is actually funny, I was just thinking about this, you know that right hand, if you showed it to a boxing coach he would say ‘That’s horrible. Your head is down and you’re swinging’. But again, I don’t really care about peoples opinions on things. I just care about the strikes effectiveness. It was a damn effective technique. You know it’s one of the hardest clean shots Conor has been caught with in his MMA career.”
Following his disappointing setback to the undefeated Russian champion at UFC 229, Conor McGregor assured his fans that he would be back and was “looking forward” to a rematch with Khabib.
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