Tuesday 15 October 2019

'Khabib dominated him' - Joe Rogan explains why Conor McGregor doesn't deserve rematch

Conor McGregor, left, in action against Khabib Nurmagomedov
Conor McGregor, left, in action against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Harry Clarke

UFC commentator Joe Rogan says that Conor McGregor does not deserve a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov because the Russian was so dominant at last week's UFC229 in Las Vegas.

McGregor tapped out in the fourth round after a classy display by Nurmagomedov before a mass brawl ensued after the Russia launched himself from the cage and into the crowd.

Despite his brutal defeat, McGregor took to Twitter afterwards to say he is already looking forward to the rematch but while that would no doubt generate huge income, Rogan says there was a gulf in class in the T-Mobile Arena. 

"There's all this talk about a Conor rematch cause financially that would be a fantastic fight, right? "Financially. But when you look at what happened, that was a dominant victory," said Rogan on his podcast with quotes reported on MMA News.

"There was one round where Conor did pretty good, the third round. Other than that, Khabib just sort of dominated him.

"Dropped him in the second, beat the f****g s**t out of him in the fourth and the third was the round where Conor did pretty good cause most of was standing up.

"But it wasn't like he won it running away. It wasn't like he blasted him in the body and had him hurt. There was nothing like that. He edged him."

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Rogan added that the fight he wants to see is Tony Ferguson against Nurmagomedov.

"I guess you could sort of say that's the same thing that happened in the Nate Diaz fight and then Conor came back and won the rematch. The argument is Conor was rusty, he's out of the cage for two years, he gets back, let's do a rematch… and financially, it was the biggest fight of all time.

"If they could talk people into a rematch, I get it. But I don't want to see that. I want to see Tony (Ferguson). I want to see Tony and Khabib."

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