BY TREVOR KING
Conor McGregor and unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov recently faced off in the octagon on October 6th to decide who will be the new lightweight champion of the UFC. With Khabib being undefeated, and Conor being perhaps the most popular fighter in the UFC, this was destined to be an exciting fight. However, nobody expected it to turn out the way it did.
The fight was fairly evenly matched throughout the first round. Both of them exchanged some solid punches and kicks, and there wasn’t an obvious better fighter at that point in the match.
The second round however was a different story. Khabib was aggressive from the start, using his wrestling skills to takedown and pin Conor against the cage multiple times. Conor was getting beat up on and was getting noticeably tired.
The third round went a awfully lot like the second, and the fourth round was when Khabib secured the match for himself. Khabib managed to get Conor in a choke hold, and forced him to submit in the fourth round. The referee separated the two and the fight was over, but that’s when the real madness started to happen.
Khabib started yelling at Conor’s corner and his team, definitely not in a nice way. All of a sudden, Khabib jumps over the cage and starts attacking members of Conor’s team. To add to that, Khabib’s coaches also jumped over the cage and attacked a exhausted Conor McGregor. The scene got ugly, countless people started fighting and it looked disturbingly similar to a riot. After a couple of minutes, the security and police finally regained control.
Khabib and his team will without question be severely punished for their actions. The Nevada State Athletic Commission will conduct a investigation as to what exactly happened after the match, and Khabib will attend a hearing on October 24th to find out what his future holds in the UFC.