Conor McGregor wasn’t the only fighter who looked impressive on the historic UFC 205 event in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
On the preliminary card, we saw Khabib Nurmagomedov put on an incredible display against Michael Johnson, submitting him in the third round in what proved to be a dominating performance, putting him towards the top when it comes to getting a title shot.
The most notable things to remember from the fight – other than what he did inside of the Octagon – saw The Eagle call out McGregor in the post-fight interview and even yelled at UFC president Dana White in between the rounds to give him a title shot he deserves.
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It’s no longer Eddie Alvarez who he’ll be chasing.
If Notorious decides to keep hold of the lightweight crown, we could see them fight in 2017 where McGregor will finally make a defence of one of his world titles.
However, the Irishman doesn’t seem too keen on taking on the unbeaten Dagestani, who boasts a 24-0 record.
During the UFC 205 post-fight press conference, the new champion hit out at his injury history, saying: “He’s [Khabib] fought once in eight years.
“He doesn’t fight frequently enough for my liking. For me to commit to something like that, I’m going to need solid proof that people are going to show up and he’s a consistent pull-out merchant.
“He had a good performance tonight, fair play to him, but we’ll see how it goes.
“I need to see activity, I need to see consistency, I need to see me. If you want me to come and change your life, if you want me to come pick you then you’d better have some damn reasons for me to do that.”
McGregor’s frustrations are also understandable, having to watch Jose Aldo pull out and face Chad Mendes instead, and then watch Rafael dos Anjos pull out with injury and then fight – and lose – to Nate Diaz.
With Tony Ferguson also in the running, it will be interesting to see which one of them can contend for the title next.
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