Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are set to fight at UFC 229 on October 6th in what is being billed as the biggest fight in the history of the UFC. A big part of that has to do with McGregor alone. The former featherweight and lightweight champion has been away from MMA for the past two years after chasing Floyd Mayweather and a massive paycheck in boxing.
But a big part of the hype has to do with Khabib Nurmagomedov as well. Considered by many to be McGregor’s stiffest test in the cage to date, Khabib brings a skillset almost designed to give the stand up artist fits. And then there’s the history between McGregor and Khabib, which started very friendly five years ago and has devolved into a bitter rivalry.
In this exclusive MMA Nation video, we delve into that relationship and where things went very, very wrong. From Nurmagomedov butting heads with McGregor’s coach to the encounter at UFC 223 that landed Conor in prison, there’s more than meets the eye with this particular rivalry.