Many have dubbed the upcoming UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov the classic ‘striker vs. grappler’ match-up, and in doing so they aren’t wrong.
For McGregor, when he wins, he typically does so by knocking his opponents out. Rare is it to see a man survive a full fight time with McGregor in the cage.
The same can’t be said for Khabib though, who’s dominant run is tainted by an almost equally long run of decisions.
If McGregor can hold off Khabib’s attack he should be able to get this thing done.
Now, UFC commentator and fighter, Paul Felder chimes in on the match up and thinks Conor’s overall skills aren’t getting enough credit.
Here’s his breakdown: (Timestamped to play on cue)
Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov goes down on October 6. The event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas.