Khabib Nurmagomedov offers response to Conor McGregor’s Instagram fight recap

By Michael Hiscoe, Managing Editor

Khabib Nurmagomedov (photo credit Adam Hunger © USA Today Sports)

Conor McGregor offered a detailed and honest account of his UFC 229 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov this week. In the Instagram post, he went round by round and described his successes and shortcomings in the fight. It was a rare peek inside the fighting mind of MMA’s biggest star.

Nurmagomedov delivered some analysis of his own in response, only his account was a little more curt.

“It’s only business,” Nurmagomedov wrote in a comment on UFC’s official Instagram account. The post was a series of photos featuring McGregor and the text from his fight analysis. The comment appears to indicate that Nurmagomedov has no hard feelings with McGregor, but is in actuality a dig at a comment McGregor made during the fight. McGregor could be heard making the same “It’s only business,” comment to Nurmagomedov during their fight.

Nurmagomedov, of course, has no need to offer fight analysis as his performance speaks for itself. Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor in the fourth round of their lightweight title fight on Oct. 6. A Nevada Athletic Commission hearing for both men following the brawl that ensued after the fight is scheduled Wednesday. Final sanctions are not expected to be handed down immediately, but temporary bans could be imposed.

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