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Conor McGregor fight was mentally tough, reveals Khabib Nurmagomedov

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon17 March 2022

The rivalry between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor was something that had the whole world talking. Khabib went into the fight as the UFC Lightweight champion when McGregor was looking to dethrone the Russian and capture the title.

The event proved to be a huge success and had a total gate of more than 17 Million Dollars when the pay-per-view sales had more than 2.4 Million sales.

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While many believe that it was an easy match for Khabib, the man himself recently had revealed that Conor was a tough opponent mentally.

“Everybody was tough. For example, with Conor, he was tough too. Like mental game. Because sometimes mental games are tougher than physical. Last fight, it was very tough for me for myself after what happened with my father come back and during the training camp. You know, fight without him, it was very tough. When people watch it is very easy fight, I dominate with everybody but most of them was very tough for me,” Khabib said during an interview last month.

Khabib retired from the sport after his win over Justin Gaethje and had an undefeated record of 29-0 to his name when he retired. Though there has been rumors of him possibility returning for a grappling match, The Russian seems to be focussed on his promotion right now.

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McGregor, on the other hand, is recovering from a leg injury that he picked up during his fight with Dustin Poirier last year. The Irishman is expected to return later this year but his opponent is yet to be confirmed by the UFC.

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