Nurmagomedov defended his pound championship at UFC by submitting McGregor at of the fourth round via rear-naked choke. White said he had spoken afterward with McGregor, who told White that he would not press charges. Sure enough, as soon as they started going through the tunnel, exactly what I knew was gonna happen.
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Nurmagomedov, of Dagestan, tried to take McGregor down in the opening minute of the fight. In a shocking moment, Nurmagomedov briefly dropped McGregor with a right hand early in the second round. As McGregor scrambled to get back to his feet, Nurmagomedov launched into a flying knee attempt and then used the opportunity to take McGregor down. Nurmagomedov spent the majority of the round in top position, working ground and pound and looking for a kimura.
Entering the fourth round, McGregor was bleeding from a small cut near his left eye. He looked tired, and Nurmagomedov executed an outside trip to get him to the floor. From there, it was a familiar sight, as Nurmagomedov did what he has done so often: passed guard, moved into side mount and eventually got the choke.
Postfight brawl ensues after Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Conor McGregor
The fight was the culmination of a rivalry that has been brewing for several years. Both men said they would not respect each other after the fight, regardless of the outcome.
McGregor tweeted he was looking forward to a rematch: Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch..