Conor McGregor Already Gunning for Rematch Against Khabib Nurmagomedov
Conor McGregor is down but he’s not out.
The former two-division UFC champion suffered a fourth round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his first fight back in mixed martial arts in nearly two years.
While McGregor did manage to steal a round from Nurmagomedov, which is more than any other opponent in the UFC has done, he still lost the majority of the fight before being choked out in the end.
Nurmagomedov used a dominant grappling game to ground McGregor’s striking attack throughout almost every round. The undefeated Russian even managed to rattle McGregor on the feet with a big overhand right in the second round.
Despite the setback, McGregor wasted no time in looking ahead at redemption in his first statement after the fight was finished.
“Good knock,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Looking forward to the rematch.”
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
McGregor failed to address the mayhem that erupted just after the fight when Nurmagomedov leapt over the cage to go after Dillon Danis, who was working the Irishman’s corner on Saturday night.
McGregor ended up getting into an altercation of his own with a couple of Nurmagomedov’s teammates as well in an ugly brawl that spilled out into the crowd at the T-Moble Arena.
While arrests were made, McGregor ultimately opted not to press charges against anybody involved in the melee, although the fighters could still face penalties from the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a result of their actions.