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Khabib Nurmagomedov Chillingly Reveals His Urge To 'Kill' Conor McGregor At UFC 229

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Chillingly Reveals His Urge To 'Kill' Conor McGregor At UFC 229

Khabib Nurmagomedov has chillingly revealed he felt he could have killed Conor McGregor if there wasn't a referee in their bitter UFC 229 clash.

The two met inside the Octagon at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in October 2018 and there was huge animosity following on from McGregor's bus attack in Brooklyn, New York a few months earlier and the many below the belt jibes and insults he made to his opponent in the build-up.

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The bout, which achieved a record 2.4 million pay-per-view buys, was for the lightweight title and saw Khabib make easy work of McGregor.

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Although McGregor was controversially handed the third round on the judges' scorecards, the Dagestani fighter absolutely dominated 'The Notorious' and put him away with a neck crank in the fourth round.

After the fight, all hell broke loose and a wild brawl ensued. McGregor traded blows with members of Khabib's team, while 'The Eagle' jumped the Octagon and attacked Dillon Danis.

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The antics were out of character for Khabib and in a recent press conference, he's detailed the depths of which he was willing to - and how things could have been even more severe if Herb Dean wasn't present.

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"You saw what happened on October 6th. Remove Herb Dean and you will understand what would've happened. A person can die from a grip like that. If you want to, I can choke you behind the curtain and you'll see what would've happened," Khabib said, as per RT.

"When a person strangles you and has been doing this for 30 years, this is a cold weapon. If there had been no referee, what would've happened? Herb Dean removed my hand, he removed my grip. We understand everything. We understand what

could have been."

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The bad blood between the pair has not disappeared.


Earlier this month, McGregor posted a sickening tweet about Khabib's late father Abdulmanap - writing "Covid is good and father is evil?" before deleting afterwards.

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In response, Khabib branded his foe as "evil" but that only led to McGregor crossing the line again when he tweeted "I wanna eat his children!!!" in a post that he deleted but not before it was screenshotted and widely shared.

Khabib has since retired from MMA with a perfect 29-0 record and although he's been successful at coaching fighters in his team, the 32-year-old's focus is now on a football career.

He has officially become a professional footballer, signing for FC Legion Dynamo in the third tier of Russian football.

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, MMA, UFC, Conor McGregor

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