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The Exact Moment Khabib Nurmagomedov And Conor McGregor's Intense Rivalry Blew Out Of Control

The Exact Moment Khabib Nurmagomedov And Conor McGregor's Intense Rivalry Blew Out Of Control

The fierce rivalry between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor reached boiling point during an explosive altercation involving the Irishman's teammate.

The Russian fighter aggressively confronted Artem Lobov and was pictured having his hands around his neck during UFC 223 fight week which seriously p*ssed off McGregor, who furiously stormed a press conference in Brooklyn.

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McGregor attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov and two of his teammates. The vicious attack included objects being thrown through a window, which then shattered.

How the altercation between Nurmagomedov and Lobov started remains to be unclear, but it certainly escalated his beef with McGregor.

McGregor eventually turned himself into the New York Police Department and was held in custody as charges were filed. He was later arrested alongside teammate Cian Cowley and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

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They were both released with a bail of $50,000 and $25,000, respectively.

Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor inside the Octagon a few months after that incident.

Of course, they have a long-standing rivalry and one of the first moments of their feud can be traced back to an intense run-in at UFC 205 in November 2016.

Nurmagomedov and McGregor clashed backstage at Madison Square Garden as both men were separated by security.

'The Notorious' spoke angrily to 'The Eagle' who fired back before gesturing to him. The scuffle was eventually broken up as both fighters walked away from the incident.

A rematch between Nurmagomedov and McGregor has been mooted following the ex-champ-champ's triumphant UFC comeback against Donald Cerrone. He destroyed 'Cowboy' in just 40 seconds at UFC 246 in January.

Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, has since defended his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier and is set to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Artem Lobov, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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