Khabib Nurmagomedov was desperate to get revenge on Conor McGregor at UFC 229 for all the trouble he's caused over the past year.
And that's exactly what the Russian did with a strong performance and fourth-round victory via submission at the T-Mobile Arena.
McGregor was powerless as Khabib dominated three out of four rounds and eventually forced him to tap out with a rear-naked choke.
What happened after the fight was unsavoury to say the least - Khabib attacked McGregor's teammate, Dillon Danis, in the crowd to spark a mass brawl - but a win is a win.
As it stands, though, Khabib hasn't been given his $2m purse by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and faces a lengthy ban. He could also be stripped of the lightweight title.
Khabib's future in UFC now hangs in the balance as a result, though he already has offers from WWE and American rapper 50 Cent to fight at Bellator.
A rematch with McGregor could also be on the horizon after the Notorious reportedly challenged Khabib to another fight worth $15m.
In a nutshell, it all depends on what decision is made by the NSAC.
Khabib's record now stands at 27-0-0 and there's no doubt he will regard the McGregor fight as his best victory in UFC.
McGregor has given the 30-year-old a lot of abuse throughout 2018 and now two tweets have re-emerged from January that have aged brilliantly yet very differently.
On January 1, McGregor said about Khabib: "That Dagestani was dog s*** the other night you's are all nuts. Game full of sloppy bums asking to be slept. Pay me my worth and Kings back."
And in response Khabib simply said: "Shut up #tapMashine [sic] #🐓."
In the end McGregor was made to eat his words after tapping out against Khabib, whose method of victory was foreshadowed in his tweet.
Khabib referred to McGregor as a "tap machine" again after their fight, saying: "I told you guys he is a tap machine, he cannot fight for five rounds."