Conor McGregor Issues A Statement After UFC 229 Loss Wants Rematch Against Khabib Nurmagomedov
UFC 229 PPV event was full of action which went down last night (Oct 6th, 2018) from inside the T-Mobile arena Las Vegas. In the main headliner bout, Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor by fourth-round neck crank. The UFC issues official statistics regarding the showdown that saw that Irishman was taken down a total of three out of seven tries from ‘Eagle.’
Khabib landed 70 significant strikes and overall 104 total strikes. After last night’s emphatic win Khabib improved his pro-MMA record of 27-0 and retained his lightweight title in the process.
Shortly after the loss, Mcgregor took to social media and issued a brief statement; it seems Irishman doesn’t appear to be emotional on his defeat. However, Notorious called for a rematch, which is pretty similar to what he asked immediately after losing to Nate Diaz.
“Good knock,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Looking forward to the rematch.”
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
If the rematch happens down the road promotion could probably make another blockbuster box-office, but Irishman is hardly worthy of a rematch. Not because he was beaten in all the rounds but also because Tony Ferguson beat Anthony Pettis last night in the co-main event of UFC 229 is more deserving to face Khabib.
According to ESPN’s journalist, UFC commentator Joe Rogan said Khabib clearly won so no need for the rematch.
“Khabib dominated the fight, won the fight by submission. There’s no need for a rematch.”
Joe Rogan: "The fight was very clear. Khabib dominated the fight, won the fight by submission. There's no need for a rematch. The real question now is, does the UFC strip Khabib? Does the Nevada State Athletic Commission fine him and not allow him to compete again?" #UFC229
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) October 7, 2018
Well, we have to wait and see what Nevada State Athletic Commission decide for the lightweight champion after that picture will be clear.
Do you think Mcgregor deserves an immediate rematch against Khabib?