Conor McGregor Admits To Illegal Shots Against Khabib, Goes On Rant

Conor McGregor certainly wants a shot at a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Notorious” took to Twitter earlier today (Sat. July 27, 2019) and went on a rant regarding their initial meeting at UFC 229 this past October. McGregor admitted to throwing an illegal knee to Nurmagomedov’s head while on the ground and getting away […]

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Conor McGregor certainly wants a shot at a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

“The Notorious” took to Twitter earlier today (Sat. July 27, 2019) and went on a rant regarding their initial meeting at UFC 229 this past October. McGregor admitted to throwing an illegal knee to Nurmagomedov’s head while on the ground and getting away with it “Scotty”:

“You check on the fighter that was illegally kneed to the head on the ground. Not get into a game of trying to prove the knee was legal with the fighter who committed the assault.”

“Herb should have checked on Khabibs eyeball after I kneed it full wack from bottom as well. I used the mount defense leg as a spring board right into the eye socket. But I was to crafty with it and got away Scotty. I call it the big poppa pump into the eyeball. And your brothers”

McGregor then ripped into Khabib one more time, calling him a “pu**y fighter”:

“Herb my man he’s tryna sniff my jock strap here it’s fucking round 1. Stand this shit up. Pussy fighter. Panic panic. We all saw you panic shit yourself on the back of that bus. Riddled in panic. I might actually be the Riddler instead.”

Nurmagomedov will unify his lightweight title with interim champion Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242 on pay-per-view (PPV). The action goes down from the du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, September 7.

As for McGregor, his return to the Octagon remains in question. It has been reported that the Irishman plans on fighting again, and Dana White has gone as far as saying he believes McGregor will fight before the year is up. As for who his opponent will be, that remains to be seen, but a rematch with Khabib isn’t out of the question.

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Conor McGregor Ranks Among 2019’s 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities

Conor McGregor’s anticipated return to the UFC remains unknown. However, it’s become painfully obvious that ‘The Notorious’ would only need to come back for the sheer love of the fight game. He can often be seen promoting his bo…

Conor McGregor’s anticipated return to the UFC remains unknown. However, it’s become painfully obvious that ‘The Notorious’ would only need to come back for the sheer love of the fight game. He can often be seen promoting his booming Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey business online. He’s done that more than any upcoming fight he may […]

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Dana White: Conor McGregor Hasn’t Turned Down Any Fights

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor’s MMA return continues to be one of the most discussed topics in the sport. McGregor has been out of action since his fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at last October’s UFC 229. The pivo…

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor’s MMA return continues to be one of the most discussed topics in the sport. McGregor has been out of action since his fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at last October’s UFC 229. The pivotal main event was his first fight in the UFC Octagon since November 2016, where he […]

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Re-Watch: Tony Ferguson Goes To War With Anthony Pettis In Bloodbath

Tony Ferguson is set for his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon in two weeks (Sat. June 8, 2019). He’ll be facing fellow fan-favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at the UFC 228 pay-per-view (PPV). The action goes down from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Crazy enough, Ferguson vs. Cerrone isn’t even in a headliner or co-headliner […]

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Tony Ferguson is set for his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon in two weeks (Sat. June 8, 2019).

He’ll be facing fellow fan-favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at the UFC 228 pay-per-view (PPV). The action goes down from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Crazy enough, Ferguson vs. Cerrone isn’t even in a headliner or co-headliner role.

The PPV is co-headlined by a women’s flyweight title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Eye. Headlining the card is a bout for the vacant 135-pound title between flyweight champ Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes. However, Ferguson vs. Cerrone is being touted as the people’s main event of the card.

As we prepare for the return of “El Cucuy,” check out one of his best fights to date. Watch the latest “Free Fight” from the UFC’s YouTube channel, as Tony Ferguson goes to war with Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 229. The pair put on an all-out bloodbath of a war, which lasted into the second round.

However, Pettis broke his hand in the second round, and couldn’t get off the stool for the third. As a result, Ferguson was awarded the TKO victory. Despite the underwhelming finish, the bout took home Fight Of The Night, and rightfully so.

Check out the full fight for free in the video player below:

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Conor McGregor Goes In-Depth On Injury Before UFC 229

Conor McGregor has detailed an injury he suffered ahead of UFC 229. Back in Oct. 2018, McGregor challenged Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title. McGregor was the 155-pound ruler, but was stripped of the gold due to inactivity. Nurmagomedov…

Conor McGregor has detailed an injury he suffered ahead of UFC 229. Back in Oct. 2018, McGregor challenged Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title. McGregor was the 155-pound ruler, but was stripped of the gold due to inactivity. Nurmagomedov captured the title after defeating Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision at UFC 223. In the […]

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Conor McGregor Offers Full Breakdown Of Post-UFC 229 Brawl

The post-event brawl between the teams of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 will live on for a long time. Following Khabib’s fourth-round submission win over the Irishman, “The Eagle” jumped the Octagon to attack McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis. This sparked a huge brawl between both teams, both inside and outside the cage. […]

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The post-event brawl between the teams of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 will live on for a long time.

Following Khabib’s fourth-round submission win over the Irishman, “The Eagle” jumped the Octagon to attack McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis. This sparked a huge brawl between both teams, both inside and outside the cage. Now, months removed from the incident, and several suspensions later, McGregor has given, possibly, the most in-depth analysis of the brawl since it occurred.

Speaking in an interview with motivational speaker Tony Robbins, McGregor recalled how the incident began (via Pundit Arena):

“So what happened was, the fight was done, the match was done,” McGregor said. “He [Khabib] climbed over the fence and jumped into the crowd to make a bit of noise but as soon as he jumped into the crowd he cowered away. I like to call it ‘scurried away’ cause they’re little rats they are.

I gave my respect and congrats, he won the match – let’s see what happens next time. I’m confident we’ll get it again, let’s go again. I am humble in victory or defeat no matter what. It’s a sport at the end of the day, a gruesome sport, but it’s a sport. So I respected it, I was defeated on the night.”

After Khabib lunged over at Danis, McGregor explained how things spilled into the Octagon, after he jumped on the cage himself and threw a shot at one of Khabib’s brothers:

“He jumped in to cause this chaos and attack. I saw this take place, I got up off the ground and said ‘ok, now I’m back in the mix’, jumped on top of the cage, as I jumped on top of the cage, his brother came sprinting across and jumped on top of the cage also to climb in and help him. I seen him there and it was like a Christmas present. He was right there, I smacked him right in the eyesocket and we started fighting on top of the cage.

It got broken up. We ended up in the cage then, he was trying to get past the security. I was just watching everything. I am very self-defense-minded through growing up. I know where my entrances and my exits are and I am very aware of my surroundings. When the fight was breaking out and I knew there were people in and out, there were a lot of rogue people and I wasn’t aware of who was with who, who was with security. So I backed myself up against the cage wall, where I thought I was good.

What happened was, two of his teammates ran and jumped over right behind me. For me, with my mindset, it was fascinating for me to watch that back because I got to a safe place, I was good. I got to a place where I was aware and I could see any incoming threats and deal with it. They came right over my back, right over my back. The first one, the Chechen man, ran right out in front of me and went over to the brother who got smacked and was like ‘what happened’ and then turned back and saw me.

But I had already saw him so as he turned back. Boom! I smacked him. He wobbled. As I smacked him and wobbled him, another one jumped over the back and he sly-hooked me from the side. I covered up.”

McGregor seemed satisfied with himself that he was able to land the final blow of the night:

“That got separated and then the final one was the original brother who was on the top of the cage, he broke free from the security, ran at 100mph towards me.

“He threw a right hand. As he threw that right hand I threw a left. Boom! There’s an image, an aerial image, of the right hand just whipping by my face and my left hand just landing flush down the pipe! The final blow of the night! That’s it. I win.”

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