How Khabib Nurmagomedov Reacted To Conor McGregor's Knockout Of Jose Aldo
Footage of Khabib Nurmagomedov's reaction to Conor McGregor's 13 second knockout of Jose Aldo makes for fascinating viewing.
BT Sport released footage of Nurmagomedov's stunned reaction to McGregor's incredible championship performance over Aldo back in 2015.
The camera pans to the crowed where Nurmagomedov is stood up alongside his manager Ali Abdelaziz and Frankie Edgar.
He put his hands on his head as he pulled a face of sheer shock. He then shakes his head in disbelief before patting Dana White's back.
Nurmagomedov, of course, beat McGregor a few years later at UFC 229. He has since defended his title against Dustin Poirier.
McGregor, on the other hand, made a triumphant return to the Octagon when he destroyed Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246.
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And in the build-up to his showdown with 'Cowboy', the ex-'double-champ' aimed a dig at the undefeated Russian fighter.
"He is trembling. That man is trembling," McGregor said about his UFC rival.
"He doesn't want it. He doesn't want it. You get it and he's trying not to lose it again. I just smell sh*t. That's all it is. He's afraid and that's it.
"But everyone wants it. The boss wants it, Dana [White] wants it, we all want it. So he can run but he cannot hide. I look forward to it.
"In my mind, round 1, I won round 1. I outstruck him 3-to-1," McGregor added.
"He had position on the mat but I outstruck him 3-to-1. What did he do in that first round? Second round, look at the lackadaisical approach I had, he was just running around the outside of the cage and he caught that lucky shot and he had a great second round.
"What happened after that? I win the third round."
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