UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov largely put on a dominant performance over his opponent on Saturday night, Oct. 6. The reigning title holder faced off against Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229, ultimately earning a submission victory within the fourth round.
Speaking on his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, longtime UFC commentating veteran Joe Rogan has now come forward with his thoughts on Nurmagomedov’s largely dominant performance.
“There’s all this talk about a Conor rematch cause financially that would be a fantastic fight, right?. Financially. But when you look at what happened, that was a dominant victory. There was one round where Conor did pretty good, the third round. Other than that, Khabib just sort of dominated him.
“Dropped him in the second, beat the f–king s–t out of him in the fourth and the third was the round where Conor did pretty good cause most of was standing up. But it wasn’t like he won it running away. It wasn’t like he blasted him in the body and had him hurt. There was nothing like that. He edged him.”
“I guess you could say that’s sort of what happened in the Nate Diaz fight and Conor came back and won the rematch. This is the argument. Conor was rusty, he’s out of the cage for two years, he gets back in, let’s do [a rematch] and then financially I mean Jesus Christ, it was the biggest fight of all time. They’re saying it was above 2.4 million pay-per-view buys, which is f–king bananas. So that’s huge. If they could talk people into a rematch, I get it.
“But I don’t want to see that. I want to see Tony [Ferguson]. I want to see Tony and Khabib.”