By now we’ve all heard about the recent fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov that took place in Las Vegas on October 6.
It was billed as the biggest fight in the history of the UFC, and Nurmagomedov took an early lead. His dominance continued until the fourth round, when McGregor was forced to tap out. But the fighting didn’t end there.
Nurmagomedov jumped out of the Octagon, inciting chaos — but some people think McGregor was the one who escalated the confrontation by swinging at a member of Nurmagomedov’s posse.
This was McGregor’s first fight after a two-year hiatus from the MMA, so it’s been quite some time since the Irishman was in the Octagon. During that hiatus, McGregor tried his hand at boxing, fighting Floyd Mayweather and getting TKOed in round 10. McGregor has been taking Ls left and right over the past couple of years.
As for McGregor’s current suspension, the UFC’s official list of medical suspensions says: ‘Conor McGregor: Suspended until 11/6/18, no contact until 10/28/18.
Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t suspended, as he passed post-match medical exams and had no need to be suspended on medical grounds.
Nurmagomedov and McGregor have a longstanding rivalry, and this fight was just the latest in their explosive history with one another. However, McGregor did in fact acknowledge his opponent’s big win, saying: ‘Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.’
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
Nevertheless, that rematch won’t be happening anytime soon, since McGregor is suspended until next month.