Irish superstar succumbs to strike for the first time in 27 professional outings Dustin Poirier Through a second round technical knockout at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. After the event Habib Nurmagomedov He provided a response to McGregor’s performance from his Twitter account.
“This is what happened. When you change teams, you leave the sparring partner who made you the champion and sparring with small children who are far from reality,” writes Nurmagomedov.
This is what happened. When you change teams, leave your sparring partner as the champion and sparring with little kids far from reality.
— Khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib)
January 24, 2021
Even if McGregor won the UFC 257, the promotion expected Nurmagomedov to be able to convince the “notorious” match to return to the final match. Their first meeting at UFC 229, where Nurmagomedov won the fourth round submission, was the highest pay-per-view in the organization’s history.
McGregor has shared shots at Nurmagomedov in the past, but wasn’t happy to hear what the lightweight king said at a post-war press conference on Saturday.
“My team has been a team since day one. I haven’t changed anything. That’s the reality. Respect the athletes,” McGregor said. “And that’s certainly the character of the guy behind the mask. Whatever, what does he want to do? Does he want to come back or no?”
McGregor admitted that “Diamond” was a different man than the one who lost at UFC 178 more than six years ago, thanks to Poirie’s calf kick and heavy hand blend. He acknowledges Poirier’s achievements, but does not believe he has acquired the right to provide commentary unless Nurmagomedov plans to fight again.
“Style is a fight. Every fight is a different fight. That’s what all this fame and people are trying to hold. I don’t hold it,” McGregor said. “But if someone has multiple wins or multiple losses, do you know what I mean? Every battle between everyone is different, and that’s it. Dustin’s style influenced it today. He’s durable, experienced, and now armed with that leg kick. He keeps adjusting.
“But if he wants to make rude comments, come back and go again, my guy. I’m here for that. It’s a fight story. When you come back, come back. . You try it. That’s it. “
– MMA Sports
Khabib Nurmagomedov tweeted reaction to UFC 257 headliner, Conor McGregor counterattacks
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