Khabib Nurmagomedov appeared to say three words to Conor McGregor in the second round

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Nobody is going to forget about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 for a while.

The rivalry that was brewing between the pair was intensified when McGregor attacked a bus that the Russian was travelling on in Brooklyn in April.

So, simply beating The Notorious in Las Vegas wasn’t enough for Nurmagomedov. He wanted not just to inflict damage on McGregor, but on his team, too.

Nurmagomedov sprung out of the octagon and went straight after Dillon Danis, who was provoking The Eagle throughout the fight.

Danis was the main target but you feel that Nurmagomedov’s frustration carried throughout McGregor’s camp.

Nurmagomedov let himself down and now faces serious punishments.

Right now, he should be celebrating a spectacular win in the biggest UFC fight of his career.

Khabib's message to McGregor

The 30-year-old outclassed his opponent and forced him into submission in the fourth round.

Nurmagomedov showed that he can match McGregor blow for blow, too, knocking him down with a ferocious right in the second round.

The Dagestan-born fighter took control of the round from there, getting on top of his opponent and firing a flurry of punches.

Commentator Joe Rogan said he could hear Nurmagomedov talking to McGregor, but he couldn’t quite work out what he was saying.


However, footage of the clip has emerged and Khabib’s message is pretty audible.

“Let’s talk now,” he appears to say as the punches come thick and fast.

That’s certainly what viewers heard, too.

Nurmagomedov was obviously making reference to McGregor’s trash-talking in the build-up to the contest.

His words were pretty abhorrent.

“I am ruthless here. I am coming to put a hole in this man’s skull, dig my knuckle into his orbital bone, and that’s what I’m going to do,” McGregor said in a press conference.

It’s nothing new for McGregor, but his comments were never going to sit well with Nurmagomedov.

The UFC lightweight champion goaded the Irishman by asking him to talk while on his back and facing punch after punch after punch.

Not even McGregor could say anything in that situation.

Dana White
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