MMA Community reacts to UFC 223’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta main event!
A lightweight title fight between Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov and “Raging” Al Iaquinta served as the headliner of tonight’s UFC 223 pay-per-view event in Brooklyn, New York.
Al Iaquinta proved to be a very game opponent, but it was still no match for Khabib.
The fight went the distance but Nurmagomedov was awarded a lopsided decision victory from the judges in attendance (50-44, 50-43 x2).
Here is how the MMA community reacted to tonight’s main event:
Khabib Nurmagomedov is your new undisputed UFC lightweight champion with a unanimous decision win at #UFC223
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) April 8, 2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out Georges St-Pierre for November in New York. Yowza. #UFC223
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) April 8, 2018
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April 8, 2018
— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) April 8, 2018
Khabib: Where’s Conor? You want to fight with bus? Iaquinta is real Brooklyn gangster.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 8, 2018
Major props to Ragin Al
— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) April 8, 2018
After he smeshed Barboza, I thought Khabib would kill Conor. Honestly not so sure now. If they fight, both guys will have very clear paths to the W. #UFC223
— Tom Taylor (@TomTayMMA) April 8, 2018
2 x 50-43s!!! Wow!!! @ufc
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) April 8, 2018
Terrible. He’s fighting a dude who was getting ready for a 3 rounder
— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) April 8, 2018
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) April 8, 2018
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) April 8, 2018
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 8, 2018
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) April 8, 2018
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