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Conor McGregor says ‘I will carry on’ after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement

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.

Humbert outlasts Evans to set De Minaur clash in Antwerp final

After dropping the opening set, Humbert took a 3-0 lead in the second but Evans fought back to take it to a tiebreak. A break of serve in the opening game of the decider then gave 22-year-old Humbert the advantage and, after three hours and 14 minutes on court, he converted his third match point to move into the final. “The start of the match wasn’t easy as he didn’t give me much pace and suddenly he accelerated,” Humbert said after he reached the second ATP Tour final of his career.