Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has a lot to celebrate after submitting former 155-pound kingpin, Conor McGregor, in the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) main event last Saturday night (Oct. 6, 2018) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Not only did “The Eagle” defend his division title, he got some payback for all the shit McGregor was talking before their fight, which included barbs toward his family, his politics, and even his religion (sample it here).
I guess Putin wasn’t too upset about the post-fight antics, which saw Nurmagomedov leap into the crowd to throw hands with SBG Ireland coach Dillon Danis (video). It was a decision that is likely to cost the Dagestani fighter a large sum of money, as well as some extra time on the bench.
Once “The Eagle” is permitted to fly back into the Octagon, expect him to put his lightweight title on the line against former interim champion Tony Ferguson, who reestablished his place among the division elite by stopping Anthony Pettis, also at UFC 229.