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Khabib Was In Trouble 'Only Three Times' During His UFC Career - The Footage Is Fascinating

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Khabib Was In Trouble 'Only Three Times' During His UFC Career - The Footage Is Fascinating

Footage of the three times Khabib Nurmagomedov was 'in danger' during his UFC career has emerged - and it proves just how dominant he was.

'The Eagle' stepped away from the Octagon back in October with a perfect record of 29-0 in MMA overall.

Nobody in the lightweight division could last a full fight against Nurmagomedov - but three men managed to get the better of him at some point in their fight.

Martial Liam on YouTube has documented each fight and each specific moment and it begins back in 2016 against Michael Johnson.

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Johnson squared off with Nurmagomedov on the undercard of UFC 205 and while he succumbed to a third round submission, he managed to stand up to his opponent.

The first round saw Johnson unload with fierce strikes and stay on the offensive for the duration.

However, coming out of the blocks swinging ended up working in Nurmagomedov's advantage and his opponent tired.

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What would become a trademark of the Dagestani fighter was waiting for the perfect moment and he did just that with Johsnon, tapping the 34-year-old with a kimura.

Nurmagomedov would then be dominant in his next three fights, with one of those coming against bitter rival Conor McGregor.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

2019 rolled around and with that was a fresh challenge in the form of Dustin Poirier.

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'The Diamond' had become interim champion after Nurmagomedov's suspension and managed a strong stand-up game in the second round.

But again, a third round submission win followed once Nurmagomedov got his opponent down to the mat.

His final fight against Justin Gaethje also looked to be a struggle early on and 'The Highlight' attempted to target his foe's legs.

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One fan commented: "Khabib is that type of guy who gets more damage during training sessions rather than in real octagon bouts."

Another said: "It's crazy that he never bleed one time in 29 fights, this level of domination is really unmatched. Enjoy your retirement Khabib, you deserve it."

While a third added: "There are just certain guys you can't envision losing. Khabib is one of them. He just seems unstoppable. You have to KO that dude cause he will not stop attacking you. No matter what."

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Featured Image Credit: UFC

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC, MMA

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