Khabib Talks ‘Very Good Feeling’ Of Punching Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor lost his UFC lightweight title fight to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Going into the fight, there was animosity between both the fighters. Conor, in his usual, brash self, talked trash about Khabib, while the Dagestani fighter was out for blood.
In the end, Nurmagomedov retained his title by submitting McGregor in the fourth round, in what was a lopsided affair. Khabib was then fined by NSAC, and his license temporarily suspended for his post-fight antics. However, ‘Eagle’ hasn’t shown any remorse about what transpired.
Khabib recently took part in a Q n’ A session in Melbourne, Australia, where he talked about punching Conor McGregor in the face.
“I enjoyed this, when I punched his face. This is a very good feeling, believe me, when someone talks sh*t all the time,” Nurmagomedov said (transcript via Bloody Elbow). “Every time I punched his face, I enjoyed. I asked him, ‘Hey, let’s talk.’ But at the end of the second or third round, he said ‘This is just business.’ He tried to make me relax.”
“This is not sparring session. We’re gonna keep going, you know,” he continued. “Maybe he don’t understand my English, I think.”
After the fight, Khabib jumped the cage, and leapt onto Dillon Danis in the crowd. The resulted in a huge ruckus, and even Conor was attacked inside the cage.
Nurmagomedov also discussed this wild scene, and his conversation with his father.
“I lost control a little bit,” he said. “We talk with father before the fight, (and he said) ‘We have to be relaxed, don’t listen to him. Just do your thing.’ And when my father tried to smash me (after the brawl), I told him, ‘Hey, we didn’t talk about after the fight. We only talked about before the fight, so what are we gonna do?’
“But it is what is, it’s what’s happened.”