Joe Rogan responds to fans questioning Conor McGregor for tapping out to Khabib

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

In what was a highly anticipated UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov surprised all by dominating Irishman Conor McGregor and forcing him into a submission back in October.

McGregor was forced into tapping out following Khabib's tight neck crank midway through the fourth-round.

However, despite the conclusive finish, some of the sport's supporters criticised McGregor for giving in so easily.

UFC expert Joe Rogan, who hosts the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast discussing all things to do with the sport, said that fans who do not experience the rigour of professional training to compete in UFC are "out of their f*****g minds" if they criticise the pros.

Speaking regarding the battle, Rogan said: "He did not tap premature. He did not defend it though.

"Here's the deal: He was done. He was beaten down. Khabib f****d him up. Khabib smashed him."

Rogan continued: "There was many people that don't train that think that that was something that you shouldn't tap to.

"They are out of their f*****g minds.

"That is what's called a fulcrum choke. And it's not necessarily a choke, but it chokes you. But it really feels like your f***ing head's going to pop off."

The illustrious UFC expert described how Nurmagomedov took full advantage of his strengths as he defeated McGregor by squeezing down on Notorious' face by clamping his hands together and forcing his forearm against his back.

"All of his muscles are designed to squeeze and crush and smash," said Rogan.

"If you look at what Conor did, Conor just waited until he couldn't take it anymore and tapped.

"When you see Conor, both of his arms are down, he's getting his neck cranked," and he didn't defend.

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

"That is a perfect example of the fulcrum choke," Rogan continued, adding: "It's a neck crank. It's a choke. There's a lot of s*** going on there.

"It doesn't have to be under the chin — it can just be on your face, and you're going to get f****d up."

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