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Joe Rogan Gives His Thoughts On Khabib Vs McGregor

Joe Rogan Gives His Thoughts On Khabib Vs McGregor

If you've been living under a rock for the entire day you won't know but Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor at last night's UFC 229.

So, now that I've spoiled your evening catch up (watch it anyway, you won't be disappointed) - you'll be interested to know that Joe Rogan has now given his opinion on the fight.

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Taking to Facebook, the MMA commentator, said: "All unfortunate post fight antics aside, we got all our questions answered in the fight itself.

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Credit: PA

"@khabib_nurmagomedov is one truly special talent and that was a fucking mauling. I hope they sort out whatever legal issues arise from the post fight brawl, and I hope we never see anything like that again, but as a fan of mixed martial arts his performance was an amazing thing to watch."

If you're wondering what he's referencing in the first part - there was a mass brawl that broke out afterwards between the pair's teammates.

You read that right, Nurmagomedov's teammates Zubaira Tukhugov and Islam Makhachev have now been named as two of the men that attacked McGregor following his defeat to the Russian.

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The pair leaped over the railings and into the octagon, and were filmed landing blows on the former two-weight champion.

Footage taken by audience members shows three men race towards the Irishman after the contest was over. All three men were arrested but were released after McGregor decided not to press charges.

However, UFC boss Dana White has now come out and said neither Tukhugov nor Makhachev will ever fight in the UFC again.

In an interview following the fight, 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."

And instead of celebrating, the man of the moment - Khabib - went on the hunt for McGregor's team when he jumped over the railings after the end of the bout.

There have been calls from fans on social media for the Russian fighter to be banned from the sport and to be fined for his actions. However, it is still unclear whether the result of the fight will stand and whether Khabib will be stripped of his title.

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Credit: PA

In the post-fight press conference he apologised for the ugly incident but criticised McGregor for his actions in the build up to the fight in Las Vegas.

He told assembled media: "I want to say sorry to the Athletic Commission, and sorry to Vegas; I know this is not my best side. But I don't understand how people can say I jumped on the cage.

"He [McGregor] talked about my religion, my family; he came to Brooklyn and could have killed people on the bus. Why are we talking about me climbing on the cage?"

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, News, UFC, MMA

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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