Conor Posts Huge Round by Round Critique of Khabib Fight on Instagram

Conor Posts Huge Round by Round Critique of Khabib Fight on Instagram

In the lead up to his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor was not shy in coming forward with some pretty harsh smack talk.

The Irishman had plenty to say about how he would systematically take his Russian opponent to the cleaners, in addition to degrading his character, his religion, his family and his nationalism.

With many critics outspoken against the tangent McGregor’s rhetoric took, it certainly made for good theatre.

But after a less-than-compelling display at UFC 229, McGregor was left looking like a bit of a goose, his words staying merely as words, whilst his near-silent counterpart spoke volumes with his fists.

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But despite remaining tight-lipped in the wake and fallout from the most anticipated UFC matchup in history, McGregor has finally opened up on the fight, what went wrong and was honest in his self-critique of his performance.

Whilst stopping short of praising his nemesis, Conor did give credit where credit is due, pointing out that he did not give nearly enough respect to Nurmagomedov’s striking game.

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Whilst a rematch seems off the cards initially, McGregor is not ruling it out in the future. Nurmagomedov is effectively on strike until bans against his fellow Dagestan teammates are lifted. He has even threatened breaking contract and walking away from the UFC, having been offered contracts by Fifty Cent as recently as 2 weeks ago.

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McGregor’s post on Instagram and self-critique can be viewed below. The world waits in anticipation of The Irishman’s next fight announcement, be it a rematch or otherwise. Either way, we know there will be fireworks and a lot of build-up to go with it!

Thoughts on my last fight.
Round 1. I believe from a sport standpoint, round 1 was his. Top position against the fence. Zero position advancement or damage inflicted. But top position.

From a fight standpoint the first round is mine.
Actual shots landed and a willingness to engage. Straight left early. Knee to the head on the low shot. Elbows in any and all tie up scenarios. Opponent just holding the legs against the fence for almost the entire round.
Round 2 he is running away around the cage before being blessed with a right hand that changed the course of the round, and the fight.
It was a nice shot.

After the shot I bounced back up to engage instantly, but again he dipped under to disengage. That is the sport and it was a smart move that led to a dominant round, so no issue. Well played.
If I stay switched on and give his stand up even a little more respect, that right hand never gets close and we are talking completely different now.
I gave his upright fighting no respect in preparation. No specific stand up spars whatsoever.
Attacking grapplers/wrestlers only.

That won’t happen again.
I also gave my attacking grappling no respect. To defense minded.
Lessons.
Listen to nobody but yourself on your skill set.
You are the master of your own universe.
I am the master of this.
I must take my own advice.

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Round 3. After the worst round of my fighting career, I come back and win this round. Again walking forward, walking him down, and willing to engage.

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Round 4. My recovery was not where it could have been here.
That is my fault.
Although winning the early exchanges in 4, he dips under again and I end up in a bad position with over 3 on the clock. I work to regain position and end up upright, with my back to the fence.
A stable position.
Here however, I made a critical error of abandoning my over hook at this crucial time, exposing the back, and I end up beaten fair and square.
What can I say?
It was a great fight and it was my pleasure.
I will be back with my confidence high.
Fully prepared.
If it is not the rematch right away, no problem.
I will face the next in line.
It’s all me always, anyway.
See you soon my fighting fans I love you all ❤

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Thoughts on my last fight. Round 1. I believe from a sport standpoint, round 1 was his. Top position against the fence. Zero position advancement or damage inflicted. But top position. From a fight standpoint the first round is mine. Actual shots landed and a willingness to engage. Straight left early. Knee to the head on the low shot. Elbows in any and all tie up scenarios. Opponent just holding the legs against the fence for almost the entire round. Round 2 he is running away around the cage before being blessed with a right hand that changed the course of the round, and the fight. It was a nice shot. After the shot I bounced back up to engage instantly, but again he dipped under to disengage. That is the sport and it was a smart move that led to a dominant round, so no issue. Well played. If I stay switched on and give his stand up even a little more respect, that right hand never gets close and we are talking completely different now. I gave his upright fighting no respect in preparation. No specific stand up spars whatsoever. Attacking grapplers/wrestlers only. That won’t happen again. I also gave my attacking grappling no respect. To defense minded. Lessons. Listen to nobody but yourself on your skill set. You are the master of your own universe. I am the master of this. I must take my own advice. Round 3. After the worst round of my fighting career, I come back and win this round. Again walking forward, walking him down, and willing to engage. Round 4. My recovery was not where it could have been here. That is my fault. Although winning the early exchanges in 4, he dips under again and I end up in a bad position with over 3 on the clock. I work to regain position and end up upright, with my back to the fence. A stable position. Here however, I made a critical error of abandoning my over hook at this crucial time, exposing the back, and I end up beaten fair and square. What can I say? It was a great fight and it was my pleasure. I will be back with my confidence high. Fully prepared. If it is not the rematch right away, no problem. I will face the next in line. It’s all me always, anyway. See you soon my fighting fans I love you all ❤

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