Conor McGregor has made his return after a two year break to the Octagon on October 6th 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada where he fought his opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov. The controversial Irishman squared up against Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title. McGregor left the belt available and it was picked up by Nurmagomedov in April of this year.
McGregor had not fought competitively since his multimillion dollar boxing defeat to Floyd Mayweather in August 2017. This made Saturday night’s fight one of the most anticipated UFC match-ups in years. The undefeated Russian athlete defended his 27-0 record which had earned him a reputation as one of the UFC’s elite fighters.
The fight lasted 4 rounds, which was an equal fight. However, Khabib managed to apply the headlock, and almost immediately, Conor McGregor’s right hand struck his left shoulder in a signal of submission. The referee pulled apart the two fighters and left the Irishman gasping for air. Khabib leaped over the Octagon to attack Dillon Danis, McGregor’s Ju Jitsu coach. Danis had made racial slurs towards Khabib weeks before the big fight.