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Conor McGregor Laughs At Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC Takedown Record

Conor McGregor Laughs At Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC Takedown Record

Seven years ago, in a memorable fight against Abel Trujillo at UFC 160, a relatively unknown Khabib Nurmagomedov made history.

The Russian fighter, who gave a masterclass in grappling against his American opponent, recorded an incredible 21 takedowns in 15 minutes at the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas -- a record that still stands today.

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Trujillo could not overcome the relentless pressure of Khabib and his raw, but promising skill set.

It remains the most emphatic win of Khabib's UFC career to date. Just take a look at some of the highlights below.

As a result of the win against Trujillo, Khabib improved his record to 4-0.

But it was those 21 takedowns that still make headlines today - enter Conor McGregor.

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The Irish fighter, a long-standing rival of the Russian, decided to comment on the above video of Khabib's win with a laughing face emoji.

The UFC posted the below clip with the caption: "A record that may never be broken" - something that McGregor clearly finds funny.

Image: Instagram/UFC
Image: Instagram/UFC

Khabib recently revealed the inspiration detail behind his record setting performance against Trujillo at UFC 160.

"At this fight, which happened seven years ago, I placed a record in #UFC 21 takedowns in single fight." he said on Instagram.

"A month before the fight I injured my knee and wasn't able to take opponents back. The decision to make was very simple. Just grab and throw your opponent for 15 minutes straight.

"If there is a desire, there will always be a solution."


Of course, Khabib remains undefeated in the UFC [28-0] after notable wins against Rafael dos Anjos, Conor McGregor and most recently Dustin Poirier.

Can anyone defeat the Russian? If so, who will it be?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, MMA News, record, UFC, MMA

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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