Former dominant UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is convinced that Conor McGregor would not have been able to turn the tide of the fight with Dustin Poirier at the UFC 264 tournament if he had not broken his leg at the end of the first round. According to the Russian, the American will win Notorius every time, even if they enter the octagon 100 more times.
“What would have happened in the second round if Conor hadn’t broken his leg? I don’t think anything would have happened. The judges gave Dustin Porier a round with a score of 10-8. He beat McGregor in the first round. If they hold 100 fights, Dustin will beat him 100 times, ” Khabib Nurmagomedov said in an interview with Brett Okamoto.
Note that McGregor lost to Poirier by technical knockout in the first round, because he could not continue the fight due to a broken leg.