CONOR MCGREGOR insisted he was once successful his explosive 2018 combat towards Khabib Nurmagomedov prior to he tapped out.
The Irishman misplaced within the fourth spherical of the light-weight conflict at UFC 229 at the memorable Las Vegas evening.
Conor McGregor lasted 4 rounds when he got here up towards Khabib NurmagomedovCredit score: Getty
The undefeated Dagestani superstar has now retired from MMA with a 29-0 report, however McGregor assessed each and every spherical in their come upon and says he was once heading in the right direction to win.
He insisted he received spherical one, spherical 3 and spherical 4 up till the ‘travel’.
When a fan on Twitter claimed McGregor was once ‘mauled’ via the Russian, he spoke back: “I received spherical one. Out struck him 3 to at least one right here.
“Elbows, knees, clatters. He hung on whole spherical. Spherical two he received. This spherical had the kimura try you talk of.
“I kneed him complete drive into his eye socket right here and broke the grip absolutely. A beautiful shot! I received 3 additionally and 4 up till the travel.”
Sooner than he added: “Spherical 1’s mine. Out struck 3-1. Elbow, knees, clatters! He hung on.
“Two is his however I land more than one knees. One from status after the overhand, and one from backside into the attention socket at kimura try.
“Now not a scratch finish of spherical additionally. I received spherical 3, and 4 till the travel.”
The previous featherweight and light-weight champion additionally shared an image of himself after the combat and wrote: “Ye, no longer a scratch. Stress-free prior to I bounced up and wager his brother and his cousin spherical.”
A rematch was once regarded as be at the playing cards and was once one thing Khabib admitted ‘is sensible’.
However the Russian hung up his gloves after victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
Infamous, 34, suffered a surprise defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in his comeback combat within the cage in 2020.
The pair fought a rematch at UFC 264 in 2021, which Poirier was once once more victorious in, after McGregor was once pressured to give up after breaking his leg.