Conor McGregor wants a rematch, but Joe Rogan said, “Khabib dominated” so “no need” for a rematch.
All hell broke loose after the UFC 229 main event when UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov jumps out the fence and sparks a near-riot inside T-Mobile Arena!
Conor who returns to the Octagon after two years challenged Khabib for the UFC lightweight championship but was dominated in all 4 rounds and eventually submitted with a neck choke/crank in the fourth round.
But immediately after the fight situation turned ugly when Khabib jumped over the fence to attack McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis, and three members of Khabib’s support team jump in Octagon and attacked Conor, they were then arrested by Police but released as the Irishman refused to press charges.
Now Conor McGregor calls for a rematch after breaking his silence following the brawl. He wants to do it all again:
“Good knock,” four hours after the fight had finished. “Looking forward to the rematch.”
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion also posted on his Instagram profile where he wrote,
“I’ll be back.”
But Khabib could be in hot water with the Nevada Athletic Commission.
In the post-fight press conference, Khabib said McGregor had mocked his father, religion and his family. He apologizes to the Commission and said:
“He talked about my religion, he talked about my country, he talked about my father. He came to Brooklyn and he broke a bus, he almost killed a couple of people.”
“What about this? What about this shit? Why do people talk about me jumping over the cage?”
Watch Khabib apologizes:
Khabib also said that Russia president Vladimir Putin called to tell him he was “very proud” of him. He then shared a picture on Instagram with a message:
“When Allah is with you, nobody can broke [sic] you,” he said. “Nobody.”
Now the problem with Conor McGregor’s rematch request is that this is not like the fight against Nate Diaz and not everybody in the industry convinced the fight required a follow-up.
According to ESPN Joe Rogan said:
“There’s no need for a rematch. The fight was very clear, Khabib dominated the fight, won the fight by submission. There’s no need for a rematch.”
“The real question now is, does the UFC strip Khabib?. Does the Nevada State Athletic Commission fine him and not allow him to compete again?”
Joe Rogan: "The fight was very clear. Khabib dominated the fight, won the fight by submission. There's no need for a rematch. The real question now is, does the UFC strip Khabib? Does the Nevada State Athletic Commission fine him and not allow him to compete again?" #UFC229
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) October 7, 2018