Rare Footage Of An Emotional Conor McGregor Before & After Khabib Proves He Was 'Embarrassed'
Footage of Conor McGregor immediately before and after his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov has resurfaced online - the difference is genuinely staggering.
McGregor reopened old wounds earlier this week with a tweet that mocked the death of Khabib's father, Abdulmanap.
The Irishman tweeted: "Covid is good and father is evil?" in response to Khabib congratulating Dustin Poirier for defeating McGregor earlier this month.
It's no secret that 'Notorious' is riled by his loss to Khabib back at UFC 229 in 2018 which was a fight many believe 'changed' the former.
Press conferences and weigh-ins prior to the fight saw McGregor supremely confident and his trash talk went to another level.
McGregor arrived at the T-Mobile Arena with a smile on his face and could be seen joking with trainers prior to the evening's main event.
He looked ready to take his lightweight title back and headed to the Octagon ready for a war.
What awaited was a fired up Khabib who managed to take it inside four rounds thank to a submission.
'The Eagle' controlled most of the fight and by the end, McGregor had no choice but to tap out.
A brawl then occurred between both sets of teams and a mangled McGregor was taken back to the dressing room.
The 33-year-old looked devastated and slumped himself against the wall away from everyone else in the room.
Fans have reacted to the footage and they think it should be a reminder to McGregor given what has happened in recent days.
Khabib himself said it. He saw through the facade that is Con-man McGregor https://t.co/HasmvdO0lJ pic.twitter.com/KKQVzjgEzJ- Sir Tweet A Lot (@mrthompson2021) July 27, 2021
One said: "BEFORE the fight his was scared to death and the anticipation of getting smashed or killed. AFTER the fight he was most relieved person in the world cause he taught that he will go out in a coffin or stretcher."
Another added: "Khabib tortured his body so that his soul learned to be humble."
A third commented: "Just look at his eyes, those are nerves he's never felt before."
While someone else put: "You can see at the end he's considering what he needs to change."
McGregor deleted the tweet aimed at Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier, close friend of Khabib, slammed the former 'Champ-champ' for his actions.
The UFC legend said: "I get shock value and I get trying to get people to talk but [that is] way too far.
"To the point that I immediately called Khabib last night and said, 'Are you ok?' Asking him if he's ok after having to see that, especially with no ability to do anything about it again.
"He (Khabib) spoke to my kids at my wrestling program the other day and said he was never happier than when he got to fight McGregor on the day. Because for so long, he wanted to get his hands on Conor and beat Conor up.
"Well, he can't do that no more cause he's not a prizefighter anymore. So now he just has to kind of swallow that. Way too far."
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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, UFC