Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his undefeated status in UFC on Saturday night with an emphatic victory over Dustin Poirier.
With the UFC lightweight championship on the line, it didn't take long for The Eagle to do what he does best once he steps foot inside of the Octagon; tire his opponent out before eventually tapping them out.
If you've seen one of Khabib's fight, then most likely you've seen them all. He's very good at making his opponent do all the hard work, and he's very good at tiring them out before putting them to sleep.
He's done it against the very best, and he continues to do it every time he steps foot inside the cage.
The fight was built as a champion vs interim champion encounter, with the Russian the actual champion, and the American the interim.
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This was the case due to Khabib's extended ban for what took place after his fight with Conor McGregor back at UFC 229.
UFC was turned into a bit of a circus that night, and it's clear all involved want to move on from what happened back in October of 2018, and Khabib made that clear in his post-fight interview.
After extending his professional record to 28-0, Khabib said: "Alhamdulillah. I don’t understand why I have so much in my life. Subhanallah.
"I want to forget the bullsh** with the last guy (McGregor). Me and Justin Poirier have showed MMA is about respect not trash-talking.”
It's clear the Russian has regrets over his behaviour that night, and it's clear he does have respect for some fighters he shares the Octagon with, and that was on show during UFC 242.
In the end, it was a normal night's work for the 30-year-old.
During the fight, he made it hard for his opponent to get any form of attack, although there was one moment when Poirier trapped the champ in a guillotine, only for the Russian to manoeuvre out of the hold and slap on a submission of his own.
Eventually, the interim champ had no choice but to tap; just like most people do once they step foot inside the cage with Khabib Nurmagomedov.News Now - Sport News