Pros React to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Return at UFC 242

UFC 242 Khabib Nurmagomedov Dustin Poirier
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Khabib Nuragomedov did what he does best at UFC 242: blanket opponents via stifling grappling before finishing them off.

When it came right down to it, it was the main event of UFC 242 that fans were tuning in for. Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder 2 turned out to be a fantastic battle between two fan favorites. Curtis Blaydes reminded everyone he was a top heavyweight. It was Khabib Time, however, that fans wanted to see. That, and whether Dustin Poirier might end “the streak.”

He didn’t. The streak kept rolling right along, as Khabib Nurmagomedov shook at a second-round volley from Poirier, and stormed back in the third, taking Poirier down and submitting him.

The heat may have been a factor. A guillotine attempt by Poirier which likely burned out his arms probably had a role to play as well. As for the champ, well, it was a fight not far from his performance against Conor McGregor. Only this time, when Khabib scaled the octagon wall following his win, it was to hug UFC President Dana White.

Fair enough. Khabib, after a nine-month suspension for his antics at UFC 229, has at picked up where he left off. He’ll have a ton of momentum heading into a fight with Tony Ferguson, which is the only fight to make at this point.

The win, of course, had everyone talking, including Khabub’s peers. See the pros react to the UFC 242 main event below!

Who you got?

It’s time!


Quite the Pair


Absolute must