Conor McGregor, and Habib Nurmagomedova: Harry How / Getty Images
The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Khabib Nurmagomedov admitted that he felt mixed emotions after the victory over Irishman Conor McGregor in the tournament ultimate fighting championship (UFC) in October 2018. Athlete meeting with fans posted on YouTube channel RT.
“What was in my head when I was awarded the win? Don’t you remember? When I was announced the winner, I was in the locker room. Protection of 300 people. I then called Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, asked how I was there. I said, “Sit in the room under the stands, surrounded by 300 guards — I don’t know, beat me going, probably.” In General, the mixed feelings I had,” said 31-year-old Nurmagomedov.
During the conversation with the fans, he also noted that McGregor is unlikely to want a new meeting with him, despite recent statements in Moscow. “Honestly, I think he doesn’t want the fight. Four rounds he was beaten, strangled. He knocked, he wanted it over,” he concluded.
Nurmagomedov fight and McGregor has become the UFC 229 in Las Vegas in October 2018. The Russian fighter has defended his belt of the champion in the lightweight division, winning in the fourth round. After the fight in the octagon and outside of it and a brawl broke out involving both athletes. Nurmagomedov did not award the belt with spectators. McGregor received a six months suspension in the violence. The Russians nine months.
Nurmagomedov took second place in a rating of fighters of the UFC with no weight categories. On account of his 12 victories in the organization. Only Russians had scored 28 victories and never suffered a single defeat.
Video, photo All from Russia.