Khabib Nurmagomedov has shared a return message with his fans on the third anniversary of his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
Throughout his career, we’ve seen Khabib Nurmagomedov in epic UFC competitions, but few were more personal than his rivalry with Conor McGregor. The couple had been back and forth before finally meeting inside the octagon, and after all this build-up, it was Khabib Nurmagomedov who kept his promise and “broke” the Irishman.
He subdued the Irishman in the fourth round and, after securing the victory, jumped over the cage and started a brawl with members of McGregor’s squad.
Three years later, it’s safe to say that “The Eagle” understands how huge this moment has been for his career. He captioned the post:
“3 years ago today, we changed the situation”
Khabib Nurmagomedov became a household name after UFC 229
The mixed martial arts world knew about Khabib Nurmagomedov and what he could do before UFC 229, but that night in Las Vegas, the Russian showed casual fans and hardcore alike that he is the best lightweight in the world. the planet.
He maintained that reputation in the last two fights of his career as the great Khabib Nurmagomedov subdued Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, ending his career with an unbeaten record of 29-0.
Conor McGregor‘s victory allowed Khabib Nurmagomedov to become a recognized star of the PPV. While he didn’t quite reach the same level as his nemesis, he was certainly a part of some events that made history, including UFC 229 himself, which ended up selling more than 2.4 million pay-per-views.
Khabib has since retired from the sport, but even in the post-competitive days he still draws crowds around the world as he continues to build a platform for himself as one of the greatest mixed martial artists to ever set foot in the UFC cage.
Conor McGregor, meanwhile, hopes to return in 2022.
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