MMA star Conor McGregor who recently announced his retirement and broke the hope of many fans. Everyone was eagerly waiting for Conor vs Khabib but before this, Conor made a silent move.
Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who made his UFC debut in April 2013, steamrolled through the featherweight division to win the undisputed title before moving up to the lightweight division and making history by capturing the belt there, as well.
McGregor has proven capable of pulling off the improbable and seemingly impossible inside the octagon. He has won several championships like the ‘Cage Warriors Fighting Championship,’ ‘CWFC Featherweight Championship,’ ‘CWFC Lightweight Championship,’ and ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship.’ Fighting at the ‘UFC,’ he has claimed ‘UFC Featherweight Championship,’ ‘UFC Lightweight Championship,’ and more. Besides innumerable ‘Fight of the Night,’ ‘Knockout of the Night,’ and ‘Performance of the Night’ awards, he also won the ‘Sherdog Fighter of the Year’ in 2015 and 2016.
On the other hand ‘The Eagle’ makes the list for his dominance and astounding record at Lightweight. He has won 12 fights in the UFC in a dominant manner. However, he has just 2 title wins and at 31 he will have a lot of time ahead of him to blow away the entire division. The battle with Conor McGregor at UFC 229 put him into the eyes of the casual fans too which highlighted his popularity immensely.
The history of the feud between them goes back to UFC 223 in April 2018 when Nurmagomedov publicly slapped McGregor training partner Artem Lobov and was attacked days later by McGregor while sitting in a bus inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Things only got uglier from there as McGregor insulted everyone from Nurmagomedov’s family leading up to their UFC 229 bout that shattered company pay-per-view records.
While both fighters served suspensions, their rivalry continued over social media in April when McGregor made inappropriate comments regarding Nurmagomedov’s wife. The UFC champion retaliated by calling McGregor a “rapist.”
McGregor, who served a six-month suspension for retaliating against Nurmagomedov’s team at UFC 229, hasn’t returned to the Octagon since and doesn’t have a fight scheduled while rehabbing an injured left hand. But fans didn’t expected that the fight will never happen, they still want that, this rivalry should end in octagon, not on social media.
In future, may be Conor will change mind and we will hope to see a real fight between both these great MMA fighters.
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