Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov: Dana White looks back at infamous feud

UFC president Dana White has taken a look back at the infamous feud between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

All the way back at UFC 205 in 2016, we saw Conor McGregor capture the UFC lightweight title in his most impressive octagon performance to date. Earlier that night, Khabib Nurmagomedov secured a submission win over Michael Johnson to establish himself as a rising contender in the division.

Over the course of the next few years the two men would continue to circle one another until finally, at UFC 229, they met with the 155-pound strap on the line.

Khabib came out on top with yet another submission victory but in the immediate aftermath, he couldn’t contain his frustration after the constant trash talk he had to endure.

He opted to climb over the cage and begin a brawl at the T-Mobile Arena by going after McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis.

Just months prior, before Khabib fought Al Iaquinta, McGregor had launched a dolly at a bus containing ‘The Eagle’ and a string of other UFC 223 fighters.

Now that we’re more than three years removed from the incident, Dana White has had time to reflect on how it all went down.

“That started when they grabbed Artem, caught him in a hallway somewhere, Conor’s buddy, they f***ing caught him and smacked him around. Conor jumped on a plane from Ireland with 20 goons and came out here, and that’s what happens,” White told Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast.

“Conor went to f***ing jail for that. He went to jail, he was sued by multiple people [for the bus incident]. That was a PR nightmare for us.”

Is Conor McGregor coming back?

The rollercoaster ride that has been Conor McGregor’s career looks set to add another chapter this summer as his recovery from a broken leg continues. It’s not yet known who he’s going to come back and face but as per White and Conor himself, the Irishman does in fact plan on returning to the octagon.

An immediate shot at the UFC lightweight title, which he hasn’t held since it was taken from him by Nurmagomedov, could be on the cards if he’s willing to wait for the winner of Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje.

Khabib, meanwhile, is happy to sit back and enjoy the view in retirement.

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