Former champion and MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov reacted to Conor McGregor’s devastating defeat at UFC 264, claiming that “good always defeats evil”.
After McGregor and Dustin Poirier had a brutal first round match, the Irishman broke his shin with a few seconds left in the game.
This led to the doctor’s stoppage and the Americans’ TKO victory in the trilogy battle, supporting his outstanding performance against McGregor in January.
Connor McGregor had at least a fibula fracture, and possibly a tibia. It is not an open fracture (the bone pierces the skin), and a complete recovery is possible. Surgery may be required, and a recovery period of at least 3 months is required.May be longer, depending on severity #UFC264 pic.twitter.com/VsbgGz9XRz
-NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) July 11, 2021
The 32-year-old former double champion has a tortuous history between the two. In a post-match interview with Joe Logan, he made his mood better.
When McGregor fell to the ground, he threw a barb at Boyrill’s wife and claimed that the competition between the two was not over.
On social media, Nurmagomedov, who withdrew from the sport last year, expressed his views, congratulated the winner and shot McGregor in the process.
Good always triumphs over evil.
Very happy for @DustinPoirier I hope you can get the belt at the end of the year
-khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) July 11, 2021
“Good always triumphs over evil,” he said.
“I am very happy for Dustin Poirier. I hope you can get the belt by the end of the year.”
After the big win over McGregor, Poirier may be the next challenger to lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.