Never-Before-Seen Footage Of Khabib Nurmagomedov's Reaction To Conor McGregor's Knockout Of Jose Aldo
Rare footage of Khabib Nurmagomedov's reaction to Conor McGregor's 13 second knockout of Jose Aldo makes for fascinating viewing.
BT Sport have released never-before-seen 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.
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Spotted Khabib's reaction after Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo at UFC 194 :eyes:#UFC246 ' Jan 18 ' BT Sport Box Office pic.twitter.com/9KmaLFjNdd
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Nurmagomedov, of course, beat McGregor a few years later at UFC 229. He has since defended his title against Dustin Poirier and will take on Tony Ferguson in his next defence.
McGregor, on the other hand, hasn't fought since his devastating submission defeat but he's set to return to action on January 18 at UFC 246 when he faces Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout.
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 is trembling... he can run, but he cannot hide."@TheNotoriousMMA wants a rematch with Khabib, calling his training camp for their first fight "horrendous."
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"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."
Will McGregor get another shot at Nurmagomedov in 2020? Watch this space.