Pros react to tonight’s UFC 229 Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov ending

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor

The world was watching tonight as former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor returned to fight current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229.

The fight marked the first time “Mystic Mac” had stepped foot in the octagon since defeating Eddie Alvarez via second-round knockout at UFC 205 in November of 2016.

Despite the long layoff, Conor McGregor was full of confidence headed in to tonight’s contest against his undefeated Russian nemesis.

The brash Irishman had vowed to break Nurmagomedov’s “glass jaw” under the bright lights of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

With that said, things did not work out that way for the former two division champion.

Instead, Khabib Nurmagomedov was able to not only drop Conor McGregor with a right hand but also smother him with his ground game.

“The Eagle” was eventually able to secure a rear-naked choke in round four which forced Conor McGregor to tapout.

Immediately following his emphatic win, Khabib proceeded to leap the cage and attack McGregor’s coach and teammate Dillon Danis. This sparked a massive brawl between the fight camps, much to the disappointment of the promotion.

Here is how the pros reacted to tonight’s UFC 229 Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov main event and the brawl which ensued afterward:

https://twitter.com/CatZingano/status/1048809790623821824

https://twitter.com/travisbarker/status/1048803496877649920

https://twitter.com/RdosAnjosMMA/status/1048805383530209280

What did you think of the post-fight brawl between the Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov fight camps? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!