ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto had an interesting interview with Khabib Nurmagomedov and touched on UFC 264 performances, specifically the main fight of the evening in which former Khabib opponents, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor clashed.
As a reminder, Khabib won against both in UFC lightweight belt fights and knows what both fighters can offer in the cage. The Dagestani believes that Conor's claims that the second round would show everything make no sense.
'' What would happen? I don’t believe anything significant would have happened. The referees gave Dustin a 10-8 in the first round. He broke Conor in the first round." Nurmagomedov is pretty sure that Poirier is a much better and more dominant fighter, as he has shown the previous two times in the ring.
However, it is expected that this duo will have more fights "If they fought 100 times, Dustin would get it all 100 times, '' said Khabib, who probably thinks they will fight a hundred more times after this fight because Conor still has one win against Dustin.
A retired Dagestani fighter is well acquainted with Conor McGregor's "trash talk" The Irishman often insulted him on a personal level and at the expense of his family and religion. The Eagle also looked at that segment.
'' As Dustin said, it's just noise. It was a fake Conor. A few months ago we saw how nicely he behaved. Now he tried to be different, but it looked fake. That’s why his trash talk didn’t work on Dustin."
McGregor, who is known for his trash talk, this time failed to provoke his opponent, who was ready for this approach, and it seems that Poirier has become mentally strong and that such things cannot disturb him at all. "I think (Conor) made a big mistake.
He lost too much energy trying to get Dustin under his skin. Don’t focus on your opponent. Why are you focusing on him? Focus on yourself." It is known that today's athletes watch money and fame the most, but Khabib explained some things "Money and fame show who you really are.
We hear all the time that fame and money change people. They don’t really change, they just show who you are. And what did it show about Conor McGregor? He hits an old man in a bar (in 2019). If we look at everything he did, we can agree with Dustin that Conor is a bag of s*it. "