Something for people to occupy themselves with, people had been looking forward to that fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather last year. Then, Mayweather beat McGregor, and since then anticipation has been building to see McGregor fight again.
According to Wikipedia: “McGregor began his professional boxing career in 2017. In his debut boxing match, he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. McGregor is the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in MMA history, having headlined four out of the six highest-selling UFC pay-per-view event. His headline bout with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 drew 1.65 million PPV buys, the most ever for an MMA event. His boxing match with Mayweather drew 4.3 million PPV buys in North America, the second most in history.”
Just now in Las Vegas, Conor McGregor fought Khabib Nurmagomedov, the “arch rival” of the fighter, a Russian who trapped him in a chokehold during the match. What happened next was far out of the realm of normal for events like this. Nurmagomedov straight up jumped out of the Octogon and attacked other teammates of McGregor’s. It was like a brawl, the Dagestani’s camp jumped over rails trying to get McGregor.
Two of the men who attacked McGregor were Islam Makhachev and Zubaira Tukhugov, both UFC athletes. Dana White, the UFC boss has come out in a statement and said neither of these two people will ever fight in the UFC again.
In an interview after the incident, White said: “The guys who jumped in will never fight here again.
“I’ve been working hard to promote this sport, this is not what a mixed martial arts event is normally like.”
According to one article:
“But, what hasn’t been picked up on, until now, is McGregor’s actions inside the cage which have been dubbed ‘cheating’.
As brutal as it may look, there are rules fighters must abide by when it comes to UFC. These include things such as biting, eye-gouging (of any kind) and putting a finger into any orifice…all sounds fair enough, I’m sure you’ll agree. Within that list there are also four specific rules that McGregor looked to be breaking, which are highlighted in a new video.”
People get really energetically opinionated about things like this. McGregor has been accused of cheating by doing such things as striking downward with the point of the elbow, holding the gloves or shots of an opponent, holding the fence or the ropes, and refusing to listen to the referee.
Each of these points is laid out in this video.
People are energetically commenting on this, saying: “Khabib was up against Conner, the referee, the crowd, the commentators and the media.”
Another person wrote: “The UFC wanted the spectacle, they wanted the controversy, the drama. Well they got exactly what they wanted except it wasn’t there golden boy Mctapper it was Khabib and they didn’t like that hahaha.
“What happened at the end ruined nothing of his legacy and only made his fans love him even more. Khabib don’t take no shit, congratulations to the eagle.”
This sure is a good sport to capture people’s attention.