The rivalry between former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has spanned years. It got personal and included their entire camps. The storied rivalry included McGregor’s dolly-throwing incident at UFC 223 in New York. Following their UFC 229 title bout in October 2018, chaos ensued inside the cage that spilled over into the crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. https://youtu.be/KS5a8javxiQ On Saturday, McGregor put those differences aside after Nurmagomedov announced his retirement following his second-round submission win over Justin Gaethje in the UFC 254 main event. McGregor tweeted, “Good performance @TeamKhabib. I will carry on. Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family. Sincerely, The McGregors” TRENDING > Fighters react to Khabib Nurmagomedov retirement following UFC 254 Good performance @TeamKhabib. I will carry on. Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family. Yours sincerely, The McGregors.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 24, 2020 There will be no rematch between the two. On Saturday, the rivalry ended with Nurmagomedov’s fighting career.
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