Conor McGregor trolls Khabib Nurmagomedov
Dagestan native Nurmagomedov made his first appearance inside the cage since his UFC 205 victory over Michael Johnson last weekend in the co-main event of UFC 219, Daily Express reports. The 29-year-old's comeback fight saw him take on the dangerous Edson Barboza, the man regarded by many to be the most lethal striker in the lightweight division. Nurmagomedov made a winning return to action by registering a unanimous decision victory, the 25th of his professional mixed martial arts career.
'The Eagle' put on a grappling clinic and punished Barboza with brutal ground and pound for three straight rounds. The manner of Nurmagomedov's victory impressed many in the mixed martial arts world, who are eager to see him fight for the UFC lightweight title. However, it failed to impress McGregor, the lightweight division's undisputed ruler.