UFC president Dana White has revealed the mid-fight dialog that Khabib Nurmagomedov had with Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje through second-round submission of their UFC light-weight title unification matchup at UFC 254 in October 2020. The Eagle has a penchant for chatting with his opponents throughout his fights, and his combat in opposition to Gaethje was no totally different.
On the UFC Struggle Island 7 post-fight press convention, Dana White let followers know what Khabib Nurmagomedov stated to Justin Gaethje throughout their combat. White revealed that in his latest assembly with Nurmagomedov, the latter narrated the mid-fight dialog he had with Gaethje:
“Khabib was telling me once I was with him final evening – and I didn’t know this, possibly you guys knew this – however, you recognize, all of the stuff that him and Gaethje have been speaking about throughout that combat. He instructed me final evening that he’s by no means been hit or kicked more durable ever in a combat than by Gaethje. And Gaethje hit him with a few pictures, after which he thought Gaethje appeared form of bizarre. And he pointed at him and stated, ‘you might have jetlag’, in the course of the combat. Gaethje stated, ‘no, I don’t’, and hit him with an uppercut and a left hook, he stated.”
“After which Khabib stated one thing to him once more, and he leg kicked him. After which I assume when Khabib took him down and was on prime of him, he stated, ‘Now what are you going to do?’ – He’s telling me all this sh** that these two have been speaking about through the combat. To begin with, the combat didn’t even go that lengthy. I don’t understand how they’d have that a lot of a dialog.” (*H/T Sportskeeda for the transcription)
Max Holloway was notably chatting with his opponent Calvin Kattar and the UFC commentary workforce throughout his combat at UFC Struggle Island 7. Dana White addressed this similarity between Holloway’s latest efficiency and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s combat in opposition to Gaethje, praising each Holloway and Nurmagomedov.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s shadow looms giant over the UFC
Be it the pound-for-pound best fighters’ record or the UFC light-weight throne, Khabib Nurmagomedov has reigned supreme along with his unprecedented undefeated streak and admirable work ethic.
That stated, the UFC light-weight title image is presently unclear. Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from MMA after the Gaethje combat in October 2020. However, neither has Khabib Nurmagomedov vacated the UFC light-weight title nor has the UFC stripped him of the title as of but.
Revealed 20 Jan 2021, 06:27 IST