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Never forget Khabib's reaction after Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds

Nasir Jabbar

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Never forget Khabib's reaction after Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds

Khabib Nurmagomedov's stunned reaction after Conor McGregor brutally knocked out Jose Aldo at UFC 194 is still absolute gold.

It's been seven years since McGregor emphatically dethroned Aldo of the UFC featherweight championship in Las Vegas.

He landed a devastating shot that sent the legendary Brazilian crumbling to the canvas, putting an end to his dominant reign as 145lbs king.

Everyone in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena couldn't believe what unfolded inside the famed Octagon, including Nurmagomedov who cut a shocked figure.

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The camera panned to the crowd where he's stood up alongside his manager Ali Abdelaziz and Frankie Edgar.

In complete disbelief, he puts his hands on his head as he pulled a face of sheer shock. He then puffs his cheeks and shakes his head after patting Dana White's back as he walks by through the crowd of people.

Despite McGregor's extreme confidence prior to the meeting, the knockout still sent shockwaves through the sport.

And Nurmagomedov's reaction perfectly sums up how the UFC community felt following McGregor's quick destruction of Aldo.

Conor McGregor celebrates after beating Jose Aldo at UFC 194. Image: Alamy
Conor McGregor celebrates after beating Jose Aldo at UFC 194. Image: Alamy

A LOT has happened in the UFC since that cageside reaction in 2015.

McGregor never actually defended the UFC featherweight title and was later stripped of the belt due to inactivity. Aldo would go onto reclaim the UFC featherweight title after beating Edgar. He was promoted to the undisputed status after initially fighting for the interim version at UFC 200.

And, of course, McGregor and Nurmagomedov played out the fiercest UFC rivalry in history as they battled for the UFC lightweight title in October 2018.

At UFC 228, Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor, who was making his MMA comeback following his lucrative boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather, before sparking a post-fight brawl between both sets of camps.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport/UFC

Topics: Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jose Aldo, UFC

Nasir Jabbar
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