Twitter reacts to Khabib vs. Conor and crazy aftermath
The UFC 229 main event was an extraordinary fight, followed by bedlam. This is not entirely unexpected given that the fight was marketed by replaying footage of a criminal attack that hurt two fighters to the point they couldn't compete, hurt a UFC employee, disturbed the champ Rose Namajunas to the point she is still rattled, people. The fight was further marketed by replaying verbal attacks on Khabib's father, faith, and people.
Holy fuck we are here. Never I thought this would happen @ufc— Tony Martin (@tmartinmma) October 7, 2018
No pre-fight touch of the gloves. No surprise.— Case Keefer (@casekeefer) October 7, 2018
Khabib does such a good job shelving the legs with his legs— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) October 7, 2018
Conor showing great grappling defence but grappling exchanges will make him tired.— Elvis Sinosic (@ElvisSinosic) October 7, 2018
Seems like it’ll be a looong night for Connor...— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) October 7, 2018
Khabib’s ability to hook the legs and prevent everyone from getting up is incredible #ufc229— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) October 7, 2018
I think we're watching a combination of two things... Connor didn't beat Khabib mentally before the fight mixed with khabib being the better pressure and wrestling fighter.— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) October 7, 2018
That was *extremely* dangerous by Khabib, but he's making it work.— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) October 7, 2018
And it looks like he's about to take McGregor to the woodshed. Already in mount.
How many people think Herb stops that if it was another fighter? 🤔lot of unanswered shots on the ground— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) October 7, 2018
Love seeing McGregor get away with illegally hooking Khabib’s glove in order to stall 🙄— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) October 7, 2018
Championship rounds !!!!!! Holy shit @ufc— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) October 7, 2018
At the very least, Khabib Nurmagomedov may have just lost the first round of his UFC career.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) October 7, 2018
Mcgregor has committed more fouls than an nba player. 1.) hooking the glove. 2.) pulling the shorts 3.) feet in the cage. 4.) knee to the face on the ground and not even a warning what a joke— Chris Wade (@CWadeMMA) October 7, 2018
Conor looks to have worked on his cardio.— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) October 7, 2018
It only took 2 years for vets to be proved right. If Conor fights an in shape wrestler, he loses. #ufc229— Aaron Riley (@aaronrileymma) October 7, 2018
And still!!!!!— Jason TheKid Knight (@Jasonthekid23) October 7, 2018
All in fucking brawl... that's how you out do the co-main event!— Elvis Sinosic (@ElvisSinosic) October 7, 2018
MMA isn't a sport.— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) October 7, 2018
No no no no!!!! We cannot have this after the biggest fight in MMA history— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) October 7, 2018
Hahahaha 1 day notice McGregor you tapping pussy— Al Iaquinta🗽 (@ALIAQUINTA) October 7, 2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov made an awful decision. Among the dumbest things I've ever seen.— Josh Gross (@yay_yee) October 7, 2018
Khabib needs to be fined and suspended. His corner is lucky they can’t DQ him for this.— TJ De Santis (@TJDeSantis) October 7, 2018
Say what you want about Connor, he always says he’s humble in his win and humble in defeat. He literally stood there as khabibs team jumped the fence and sucker punched him from how exhausted he was. This shit is crazy— malki kawa (@malkikawa) October 7, 2018
What happened at the end took the shine away from a great performance, but you can’t deny Khabib proved himself above any doubts. Conor was fighting well. Both were monsters, but Khabib was the bigger one.— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) October 7, 2018
The king is slain— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) October 7, 2018
Long live the king ...
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