Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0) absolutely brutalized Edson Barboza (19-5) for three rounds in the co-main event of UFC 219. ‘The Eagle’ was relentless from the opening bell, pressuring Barboza on the feet until he eventually got him to the ground and mauled him with his fists to the tune of a 30-25, 30-25, 30-24 unanimous decision victory.
When asked about the current state of the UFC lightweight division and the two champions—Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson— who currently sit above him in the rankings, Nurmagomedov had the following to say, “I don’t think about those two bulls**t guys. I think about only me.” How can you not love this guy?
Here’s what some fellow fighters had to say about his disturbing and dominant performance tonight in Las Vegas.
I love @TeamKhabib. Congrats on the win and birth of your son!!!!!
— Coach (@CMPunk) December 31, 2017
Are you kidding me?
— Junior Dos Santos (@junior_cigano) December 31, 2017
Holy guacamole @TeamKhabib
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) December 31, 2017
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 31, 2017
My man Khabib 25-0 the real champ no bullshit. 30-24 on the score card ha
— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) December 31, 2017
I think Khabib is the best lightweight on the planet. #UFC219
— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) December 31, 2017
Scariest fighter in the UFC. He BREAKS dudes. Least Francis is a quick death. Khabib is straight up torture. https://t.co/LXBXQ5IyQl
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) December 31, 2017
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