Dustin Poirier had a chance until he didn’t. Khabib Nurmagomedov is that good.
In the Abu Dhabi heat, Khabib added to his legacy and he made it look easy. How easy? Even watching the fight from the most ATT shaded glasses reveals a fight, where the champ was never in that much danger.
People will say the strikes from round two or the somewhat deep guillotine choke attempt from Dustin, but it was never in doubt. MMA has reached the point where Khabib Nurmagomedov can play with his food and high level fighters like Dustin Poirier cannot make him pay for it.
Yeah Kahbib choking out Dustin in round three was both violent and definitive, but how did look from the UFC 242 crowd? Thanks to this new crowd reaction video, you can pretend you flew to Abu Dhabi to attend UFC 242. Fun times were had and no political or social norms were broached.
This video is fun for the whole family and shows just how quickly Nurmagomedov ended Poirier. With the volume cranked to 11, you can also hear how much of a rockstar Khabib is in UAE. The live crowd at UFC 242 just lose their minds at the finish. It’s pretty great and reportedly pretty hot inside the arena.
Just a fine UFC show in the Middle East, nothing else to see here or ask further questions about. Yup, normal combat sports ways of money changing hands.
Not to be forgotten, there is also that awkward moment where Khabib jumps over the cage and everyone just assume he’s going to attack someone. For fans of Eagle based drop kicks, MiddleEasy apologizes.