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Conor McGregor takes a shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov one year after UFC 229

Harry Kettle - October 7, 2019

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor has taken a shot at his UFC 229 opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, one year after their iconic Lightweight Championship clash in Las Vegas. McGregor, who hasn’t fought since that infamous night at T-Mobile Arena, has been heavily linked with a return to the Octagon ever since he was defeated by The Eagle via fourth round submission.

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Conor McGregor reveals that strategy issues plagued his performance against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Cole Shelton - May 22, 2019

Conor McGregor returned to the Octagon at UFC 229 this past October to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the promotions lightweight title. Ultimately, the fight didn’t go the Irishman’s way as he was submitted in the fourth round. Although McGregor lost, he is confident he would do much better in a rematch as he believes his strategy plagued his performance.

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Dillon Danis gives his prediction for McGregor vs Khabib 2

Cole Shelton - March 12, 2019

At UFC 229, Conor McGregor took on Khabib Nurmagomedov in what would be the biggest pay-per-view in UFC history. Leading up to the bout, fighters and fans were torn on who would win. Some thought Nurmagomedov would be able to maul McGregor, while others thought Conor would emerge victorious by way of knockout.

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Dillon Danis explains how the UFC 229 brawl started

Cole Shelton - March 11, 2019

UFC 229 was poised to be the biggest pay-per-view of the year as Conor McGregor was set to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight belt. Making the fight even more anticipated was the lead up, which saw McGregor throw a dolly at a bus, and pelt Nurmagomedov with seemingly endless trash talk. Unfortunately, after Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor, he jumped out of the Octagon and attacked Dillon Danis. Nobody knew exactly why, although Nurmagomedov’s team said it was because Danis was making racist comments. However, Danis has vehemently denied those claims.

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UFC 229 generated record-breaking economic impact for Las Vegas

Tom Taylor - January 28, 2019

Press Release — UFC today announced that UFC 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR generated $86.4 million in economic impact for the Las Vegas metropolitan area, according to a study conducted by research firm Applied Analysis. This marks the largest economic impact for a single UFC event measured globally to date. UFC 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR, which took place on Saturday, October 6, at T-Mobile Arena, set new records for attendance (20,034) and ticket revenue ($17,188,894) for UFC in Las Vegas. In addition to the $86.4 million in total economic output, the study concluded that the landmark event also contributed $17.2 million in salaries and wagesand supported an estimated 414 jobs in the Southern Nevada market. Visitors attending events related to UFC 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR were responsible for an estimated $3.7 million in public revenues in Nevada.

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EXCLUSIVE | Anthony Pettis believes he would have finished Tony Ferguson if he didn't break his hand

Cole Shelton - January 23, 2019

All the hype surrounding UFC 229 was about Conor McGregor taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, the co-main event fight between Anthony Pettis and Tony Ferguson was also a highly touted affair. It appeared the winner of Ferguson vs Pettis would be getting the next title shot against the winner of Nurmagomedov-McGregor. Ultimately, Ferguson defeated Pettis by corner stoppage after the second round. However, that had a lot to do with Pettis breaking his hand.

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Conor McGregor reveals what he actually said to Khabib Nurmagomedov at the end of Round 3

Chris Taylor - January 12, 2019

During the third-round of this past October’s UFC 229 headliner, Khabib Nurmagomedov could be heard telling Conor McGregor “let’s talk now” while unleashing some brutal ground and pound strikes. When the round concluded, Conor McGregor appeared to respond to his Russian nemesis by saying “it’s only business“.

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NSAC suspension hearing for Conor McGregor postponed

Cole Shelton - December 4, 2018

Conor McGregor’s punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) will not be handed down on Monday as expected. McGregor was granted a continuance in his case for the UFC 229 melee, according to MMAFighting. Meaning, McGregor’s hearing that was expected to take place on Monday has been postponed. As well, there is no timeframe for when the hearing will be reorganized.

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Dillon Danis, Zubaira Tukhugov facing discipline by the NSAC

Cole Shelton - November 8, 2018

It appears the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is still punishing people for the melee that occurred at UFC 229. Right now, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are indefinitely suspended with a hearing on December 10. Well, it appears one of McGregor’s teammates, Dillon Danis and one of Nurmagomedov’s, Zubaira Tukhugov will be facing discipline by the NSAC as well.

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Joe Rogan says Dillon Danis was "absolutely provoking" Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229

Christopher Taylor - October 26, 2018

Joe Rogan was cageside for UFC 229’s highly anticipated lightweight title fight between bitter rivals Khaib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. The UFC commentator was only a few feet away from the action when “The Eagle” locked in a neck crank in round four which forced the Irish superstar to tapout.

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NSAC extends suspensions of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, next hearing set for Dec 10

Cole Shelton - October 24, 2018

UFC 229 was hyped as the biggest fight in MMA history, as Conor McGregor would take on lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the card’s blockbuster main event. Well, as it turns out it did break the UFC’s pay-per-view record, but it may have come at a cost for the two headliners. Leading up to the fight, McGregor threw a dolly through a bus window at UFC 223. Then, during the pre-fight press conferences, McGregor verbally attacked Nurmagomedov’s family, religion and manager. All this added fuel to the fire and Khabib Nurmagomedov reacted in kind following his fourth-round submission win over Conor McGregor.

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Dana White says he was "the only one" who was upset about UFC 229 brawl

Tom Taylor - October 23, 2018

Shortly after undefeated UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229 earlier this month, he careened over the side of the Octagon and attacked McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis. Seconds later, McGregor was getting into it with several of Nurmagomedov’s training partners inside the cage. It was a truly chaotic end to an otherwise hugely successful night for the UFC. In the wake of this post-UFC 229 brawl, dozens of members of the MMA community spoke up to share their distaste for the chaotic scene. Yet UFC President Dana White feels he was the only one that as truly bothered by it.

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VIDEO | Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov full fight

Chris Taylor - October 20, 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov improved his professional mixed martial arts record to a perfect 27-0 earlier this month at UFC 229, submitting Conor McGregor in round four of their event headlining matchup. Now just two weeks removed from arguably the biggest fight in promotional history, FOX Sports Italia has released the entire Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight from UFC 229.

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Coach says Conor McGregor will require a "nightmarish training camp" for rematch with Khabib

Christopher Taylor - October 15, 2018

Former two division champion Conor McGregor fell short in his attempt to reclaim the promotions lightweight title from Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The undefeated Russian, Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA), was able to frustrate the Irish superstar with his strong grappling skills before eventually submitting McGregor with a neck crank in round four.

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Chael Sonnen has a message for fans who believe Conor McGregor deserves blame for UFC 229 brawl

Tom Taylor - October 12, 2018

Last weekend, shortly after Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the UFC 229 main event, a massive brawl broke out between the two fighters’ teams. Nurmagomedov leapt over the side of the Octagon and attacked McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis, while McGregor got into it with several of Nurmagomedov’s teammates inside the cage. It was a scene of pure, unbridled chaos that took several minutes to quell. Ever since this incident, the MMA community has been struggling to assign blame. There are some fans that believe that Khabib Nurmagomedov started it all by jumping over the cage and attacking Dillon Danis. There are others, meanwhile, that feel that Conor McGregor deserves the blame because he threw the first clearly visible punch of the skirmish.

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Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov receive temporary suspensions, official hearing set for October 24

Chris Taylor - October 11, 2018

All hell broke loose following the conclusion of last weekend’s UFC 229 main event between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. After improving his professional record to a perfect 27-0 by defeating Conor McGregor via fourth-round submission (neck crank), Khabib Nurmagomedov proceed to hop the octagon cage and leap into the audience in attempt to attack the Irishman’s teammate Dillon Danis.

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Conor McGregor coach John Kavanagh gives round-by-round breakdown of fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tom Taylor - October 11, 2018

Conor McGregor’s long awaited return to the Octagon, which headlined UFC 229 last Saturday night in Las Vegas, didn’t go the way he planned. Instead, he was pummelled by his opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov and ultimately submitted in the fourth round. That, of course, is not the way McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh envisioned the fight going. Kavanagh and his fellow coaches had worked out a detailed game plan for the Irish MMA star, but unfortunately things just didn’t work out.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov threatens to leave the UFC if promotion releases Zubaira Tukhugov for role in UFC 229 brawl

Tom Taylor - October 11, 2018

Shortly after UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the UFC 229 main event last Saturday, his and McGregor’s teams engaged in a wild brawl, inside and outside of the Octagon. One of the fighters involved in this brawl was Nurmagomedov’s friend and training partner, UFC featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov. Because of their status as two of the UFC’s biggest and most valuable stars, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will not be released by the promotion for their role in this wild brawl. Tukhugov, however, could be — especially after he bragged about slapping McGregor on social media after the riot. 

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