“Give me your son,” he declared. The first round was mainly a feeling-out exercise. Ten of those strikes landed at distance, one in the clinch and 11 on the ground. The round ended with Nurmagomedov holding Poirier against the fence and landing a knee. #weareaka #eaglesmma #fathersplan #heissoproud ⁦@TeamKhabib⁩ https://t.co/uXjiT34JuV. Gaethje attempted to roll away but again only made matters worse for himself. With the decision win, he set a UFC record for takedowns in a single match and secured his position as the promotion’s undisputed best wrestler. Gaethje was universally considered a stiff challenger, summarized by the 19 knockouts he’s collected in 22 of his pro victories. I want to come back here, maybe next year. submit Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This weekend marks the long-awaited comeback of Khabib Nurmagomedov, the undefeated UFC lightweight champion and one of the world’s most prominent athletes. But with the job done, Nurmagomedov let it in and let it out, collapsing in the center of the cage, his body wracked with sobs. Nurmagomedov landed 22 of 41 significant strikes. 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In that matchup, titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov faced interim champ Dustin Poirier. The huge blows continued, with Nurmagomedov taking the victory convincingly on points. Facing the inevitable questions about his father and longtime trainer, Nurmagomedov stayed cool and collected during fight week, repeating variations of “it is what it is.” Understandable. But perhaps hoping to up the degree of difficulty for himself, seeing as no one else can do that for him, Nurmagomedov threw his legs up and around Gaethje’s neck in a bid for the triangle. “I know only one thing I want from [the] UFC Tuesday: You guys have to put me on No. Let’s get to the fight, which was just another ho-hum Nurmagomedov master class against a previously fearsome opponent. TSN and CTV2, Dermott embracing increased expectations, competition, Draft lottery, free agency dominate NHL GMs' meeting, Canadian receivers descend upon highest levels of American football, Leafs sign winger Mikheyev to two-year deal. Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) -330 vs. Justin Gaethje (ic) +260, lightweight title Jared Cannonier -115 vs. Robert Whittaker -105, middleweights Alexander Volkov -180 vs. … Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje both made weight Friday for their UFC lightweight title unification bout, with each fighter weighing right at the 155-pound limit. UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov's best seven fights - in pictures Undefeated Russian headlines UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday UFC 160 (May 2013) – Following his commanding stoppage of Thiago Tavares, Nurmagomedov took on another guy on the up in Abel Trujillo. Yet he paid no attention to pre-fight predictions, mauling RDA comprehensively. 1PM Sadly, referee Jason Herzog was out of position or not paying attention or something, so missed the first two or twelve of Gaethje’s taps, meaning the challenger took a lot more oxygen deprivation than was probably necessary. Zuffa LLC via Getty Images, UFC 165 (September 2013) – Undoubtedly Nurmagomedov’s toughest test until that point, the Russian was up against robust veteran Pat Healy, who was coming off a huge victory and on a seven-fight win streak. James Duthie is joined by TSN staffers Lester McLean, Sean 'Puffy' Cameron and a special guest each episode to chat sports and just about anything else. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images), EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. ‘The Eagle’ is undefeated with a perfect record of 28-0. I’ve written about crime, technology, fitness, and entertainment for a variety of outlets. Following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+ at noon ET and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ at 11:00 a.m. Not long after that, Nurmagomedov took Poirier’s back and sneaked in a rear-naked choke. And if I give my word, I have to follow this. The venue erupted, and Nurmagomedov reciprocated, saying later: “I love these people; these people love me. I cover sports video games like NBA 2K, Madden, MLB The Show, FIFA, NHL, EA UFC, Fight Night, Super Mega Baseball, DIRT, F1, NASCAR, Forza, and everything in between. ET. Today at @TeamKhabib was emotional as he left the octagon after submitting Justin Gaethje in what appears to be his retirement fight. He grew visibly tired from second to second as the champ relentlessly walked him down. Nurmagomedov appeared wistful about laying his gloves in the center of the cage, even as he seemed certain about the promise he made to his grieving mother. We’re answering the hockey questions that no one asked. You literally can't say that about any other UFC champion ever. You may opt-out by. Respect and condolences on your father again also. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images). / Gaethje was too far in his own head, moving too fast and trying too hard to react rather than implement his own plan. Yours sincerely, The McGregors. The wound seemed to bother Poirier as he kept reaching for it. You. Fight fans will look back on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win at Saturday’s UFC 254 as the moment when mixed martial arts crowned a new pound-for-pound kingpin. In fact, we could easily take it a step farther. After a brief struggle, Nurmagomedov got the fight to the mat and worked to take Poirier’s back. Given the devastation and emptiness that comes with losing a parent so suddenly—a feeling so many hundreds of thousands of people have come to know during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic—all you can do is give this living legend his due and wish him all the best. Shortly after, an emotional Nurmagomedov shocked onlookers by announcing his retirement. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Per stats I’ve obtained from the social media listening firm ListenFirst, almost every Nurmagomedov-associated social media tag and post saw less engagement than last year’s mega-brawl between the Dagestani great and McGregor. I cover sports video games like NBA 2K, Madden, MLB The Show, FIFA, NHL, EA UFC, Fight Night, Super Mega Baseball, DIRT, F1, NASCAR, Forza, and everything in between. Poirier was able to get to his feet. %link% PT It was a tight technique, but Nurmagomedov did not panic and he was able to slip free. Early in the second stanza, he began talking to Poirier. The tap came and that was all she wrote. His record speaks for itself. Poirier’s response was to push forward and landed a flurry of strikes that got Nurmagomedov’s attention. The ESPN+ streaming main card begins at 2:00 p.m ET. Assuming this is indeed the end for Nurmagmedov’s fight career, he’s instantly in the conversation for MMA’s GOAT. ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (top) attempts to ... [+] submit Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Khabib Nurmagomedov is the most dominant champion in UFC history – and might go down as the best fighter ever. Congratulations to the greatest champion in @ufc history. It’s just his brain, right? He is truly the Floyd Mayweather Jr. of MMA (without the undefeated record) because simply associating his name with an event or fighter leads to more interest and revenue. On Saturday, Nurmagomedov puts his lightweight title on the line against interim 155-pound champion, Justin Gaethje. That move put the interim champ back on the mat.

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