However, it proved to be too little, too late, and Nurmagomedov was once again on top in the fourth, sapping McGregor's energy with his excruciating pressure before the choke ended the fight 3:03 into the fourth round.
He would smash McGregor, talk to him, maul him, make him exhausted, barrack his corner and eventually make him tap. Round 2 started off more to McGregor's liking with the two fighters standing toe-to-toe and Khabib caught McGregor with a cracking right hook sending him sprawling to the floor before retaking the mounted position and dishing out the punishment.More news: India may continue to import oil from Iran, says Petroleum Minister
From Conor McGregor himself, the social media utterances were kept pretty short and sweet.
But as you can see in the video above, McGregor appeared to provoke the attack by throwing the first punch.More news: Trump says UN ambassador Haley to leave at end of year
Angry fans of the two fighters brawled in the concourses of the arena as police and security staff struggled to maintain any semblance of order, and violent scuffles continued into the night around the Las Vegas strip. "We're regulated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, or whatever state we're in". Nurmagomedov applied a neck crank and, after a hesitant tap, McGregor relented and tapped out to signal he was done. "There's gonna be an investigation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and. there's gonna be big-money fines, and these guys are in big trouble". "This is not my best side".
After the chaos had subsided, White said he told Nurmagomedov he wouldn't put the lightweight, 155-pound championship belt around Nurmagomedov's waist in the Octagon out of fear that people would throw drinks and other objects at him, potentially hurting other people in the process. I'm a human being, but I don't understand how people can talk about jumping on the cage when he talks about my religion, he talks about my country, he talks about my father and he comes to Brooklyn and he broke the bus and nearly killed a couple of people.More news: Google Pixel 3 event
Nurmagomedov, who defended his belt successfully for the first time, was livid at the end of the fight and demanded to be given his title. I'm sure Herb Dean was looking at it closely and considering saying to Conor, 'You've got to do something.