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Midnight Mania! Khabib responds to McGregor’s analysis: ‘It’s only business’

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Conor McGregor posted lengthy self-analysis on Instagram last night, revealing, among other things, that he hadn’t sparred experienced strikers in his training camp, which could be why he looked ‘off’ even when he was able to stuff Khabib’s takedowns in the third round and keep the fight standing.

Khabib’s response was simple, a callback to McGregor’s comment to him between rounds:

It’s only business.

Khabib also included a location pin emoji, itself a callback to his response to McGregor’s bus attack.

Nurmagomedov has reportedly turned down 15 million dollars to rematch McGregor, instead entertaining either a fight with Tony Ferguson or a boxing match with (please God no) Floyd Mayweather. Maybe he’s just trolling us with the latter. Let us hope so. McGregor, for his part, has come to peace with earning his way back to a rematch. Maybe Nate Diaz will finally get the trilogy he is looking for- or perhaps we will get a wacky fight with Anderson Silva. Who knows?

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