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Good knock! Conor McGregor reacts to Khabib loss, UFC 229 melee

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I’ll be back.

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, doesn’t appear to be overly emotional about his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) main event last night (Sat., Oct. 6, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Watch the replay of his surrender right here.

In fact, “Notorious” — much like he did after tapping to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 — is already looking forward to their inevitable rematch, according to comments the power-punching Irishman made on social media following the event.

“Good knock,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Looking forward to the rematch.”

Let’s hope “Mystic Mac” is referring to their fight inside the cage and not the one that took place in the stands after “The Eagle” flew into the crowd in pursuit of Dillon Danis (see it again here), the motor-mouthed jiu-jitsu coach who trains at SBG Ireland.

Hey, sometimes these things happen in MMA!

The promotion could probably make another box-office killing by running it back, but McGregor is hardly deserving of a rematch. Not only because he was soundly defeated across four rounds of action, but also because Tony Ferguson — who stopped Anthony Pettis in the UFC 29 co-main event — is the more deserving contender.

We also don’t know what disciplinary action awaits the lightweight champion.

But hey, this isn’t a sport, it’s prize fighting, so there are no guarantees for “El Cucuy” or anyone else, for that matter. I’m just not sure “Sin City” has enough police to keep peace should combat sports fans ever get “Khabib vs. McGregor 2.”

For much more on UFC 229 including all the news, highlights, results, and more, head over to our “Khabib vs. McGregor” live story stream by clicking here.

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