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Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds To Conor McGregor's Loss To Dustin Poirier

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds To Conor McGregor's Loss To Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor's fiercest rival Khabib Nurmagomedov has responded after the Irishman broke his leg during his UFC 264 loss to Dustin Poirier.

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McGregor was looking to get back in the win column against Poirier, having lost to the former lightweight interim champion back in January.

He had his moments in the first round of the main event on Saturday night but the Diamond had almost certainly won the round as the first five minutes came to the end.

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Just before the horn, McGregor aimed a punch but fell back onto his leg as it buckled beneath him and the fight was ended by doctor's stoppage.

It didn't take Khabib long to take to Twitter, with the retired former lightweight champ claiming that good had won over evil.

Ahead of the fight the Irishman had claimed that his American rival would be leaving under the assistance of the medical team.

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"Dustin's going out in a stretcher," McGregor told Ariel Helwani on BT Sport, "That's my prediction. He's going out of this fight in a stretcher.

"I'm ready for it all," McGregor said when asked about how long the fight would go, "I'm not jumping the gun... But he's going out in a stretcher. ... Early."

In the end thought it was the 32-year-old who went out on the stretcher, following his injury, and Khabib was happy to point out that bit of karma.

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Khabib also retweeted his friend Daniel Cormier's tweet about McGregor leaving on a stretcher. Image: Twitter
Khabib also retweeted his friend Daniel Cormier's tweet about McGregor leaving on a stretcher. Image: Twitter

The undefeated Nurmagomedov might have been retired nearly a year but that didn't stop McGregor talking about the Russian ahead of his fight on Saturday.

McGregor claimed his rival had done "nothing in the sport" before running off and 'becoming fat' in retirement.

The Eagle replied with a dig about the fact that he'd forced his rival to tap out when they'd met back in 2018.

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This time McGregor found a whole new way to lose though and despite suffering karma of the most extreme kind he's unlikely to dial back his smack talk.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Dustin Poirier, UFC, MMA

Ryan Sidle
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