Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0) remained perfect at UFC 219 on Saturday, as he thoroughly damaged Edson Barboza in a unanimous decision.
Nurmagomedov made it clear he was gunning for a title shot against either Conor McGregor or interim champion Tony Ferguson.
After scoring an impressive win, many fans and MMA community believe Khabib Nurmagomedov matchup could be a nightmare for Conor Mcgregor. While Bellator star Chael Sonnen also said its true that Nurmagomedov could take Conor McGregor down, while Irishman is no less either.
When I watch Khabib Nurmagomedov, I can't help but think about Conor McGregor. #BeyondtheFIght
Posted by Chael Sonnen on Sunday, December 31, 2017
“When I’m watching Khabib, I’m thinking about Conor,” he said. “What would Conor do with him? Conor’s going to have big problems. If Khabib gets on top of him, he’s going to beat the hell out of him like he does everybody else. Make no mistake. However, Khabib shows his chin, and Khabib keeps his hands down. He’s done this with all of his previous opponents, and he deals with it. He’s been hit a few times, and he’s paid for it, but he deals with those shots and walks right through ’em. He did it with Barboza [at UFC 219]. He didn’t take those big shots, but he was open for them. And when you’ve got a precision striker like Conor McGregor that can control that distance and step in at any time with a big left hand, I think it’s room for alarm. Is that enough? Is that enough to hang your hat on if you’re a fan of the Irishman? I’m not certain about that. I’m not certain that Khabib wouldn’t come through that. I’m not certain that Khabib couldn’t take a few of those shots. But I thought that Eddie could too, and I thought that Aldo could to, and I thought Mendes could too, so you make your own decision there. Very interesting fight, and should that happen, I think it’s more clear than ever, based on what we saw tonight, it’s important for Conor to keep it standing, it’s important for Khabib to get it down. I do think Conor could whip his ass on his feet. But I know Khabib could whip Conor’s ass if he got him down.” (via BJPenn)
Do you guys agree with Chael Sonnen’s statement on Conor Mcgregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s bout?