Conor McGregor Says He Didn’t Give Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘His Respect’

David Hookstead | Reporter

Conor McGregor had some very honest and open thoughts when recently discussing Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The Khabib beat McGregor at UFC 229, and we all know what happened afterward. It turned into pure chaos. Now, McGregor is admitting that he overlooked the Russian-born fighter and didn’t give him the proper respect. (SLIDESHOW: These UFC Women Really Hate Wearing Clothes)

McGregor said the following, in part, as he stood on top of a bar addressing his fans (transcription via

It’s easy to do this once. It’s very easy for someone to be given something and to do it just one time. You put your absolute all into it. But to do it time after time and year after year, that’s when the motivation kind of dips, that’s when the dedication kind of lacks, and that’s when people creep up. That’s what I feel has happened here. I didn’t give him his respect.

You can watch his full comments below. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Ronda Rousey Photos On The Internet)

For those of you wondering if he wants a rematch, don’t worry because it’s clear that he very much does. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Paige VanZant Photos On The Internet)

These two just need to do us all a favor and fight again immediately. Their fight at UFC 229 and the melee that followed was awesome. It’s what the UFC is all about.

Dana White can claim it’s bad and all that stuff, but we know what the fans want. McGregor might not fight him right away again. He might have to take a smaller fight first, but make no mistake this isn’t settled yet.


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There is blood that has yet to be spilled between these two, and I can’t wait to watch them into the octagon together again.

It’s going to be epic.

David Hookstead



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