Yesterday at UFC 242, the drama for the Lightweight championship ended, as “The Eagle” from Dagestan claimed his title to show the world that “There Can Only Be One King” and it is him! After an ugly sprawl with ‘The Notorious’- Conor McGregor in October, Khabib entered the octagon to face Dustin Poirier to retain his title.
The Russian retained his UFC lightweight world title and continued his undefeated streak to make it 28-0. Poirier was taken down in every single round and was forced to tap out in the third round after Khabib locked him in a rear-naked choke to clinch the title by submission. Khabib has now cemented his name as one of the greatest MMA fighter and it now looks like its just impossible for anyone to take on this grapple hustler.
But as usual, the Irishman pipped back at Khabib just after the victory. A five-word tweet from The Notorious followed: “Book my rematch for Moscow”.. Do you think Dana White will make this rematch happen? Commercially, it’ll break all records, but on the scale of respect, Do you think this fight will take place? NOT AGAIN, CoNor!