The three very surprising words Conor Mcgregor told his opponent mid UFC fight
A far cry from Mcgregor's pre-match trash talking.
It's been a few days since that dramatic climax to the Conor Mcgregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 229 fight.
There was the crazy post-match brawl that erupted when Khabib jumped out of the ring and at one of Mcgregor's entourage, and then the bombshell that Mcgregor may not have been the innocent party as he initially seemed in the incident.
And now another big revelation has dropped in the form of three surprising words Mcgregor whispered to Khabib mid-fight.
Towards the end of the fight's third round, Mcgregor is heard telling Khabib "it's just business", which prompted a reply of "hey, guess so" from his fired up opponent.
Those three words from Mcgregor were a far cry from all the pre-fight trash-talking he was dishing out, which involved comments about Khabib's family, religion, and country.
Khabib clearly sensed that he had the upperhand after that exchange and the fight quickly came to an end when he submitted Mcgregor in the next round after getting catching the Irish star in a nasty choke hold.
In the aftermath of the fight and subsequent brawl, Khabib apologised for what happened but still held Mcgregor accountable for his comments and past actions.
As for Mcgregor, he's stayed relatively quiet, posting only one Instagram update and a couple of short tweets.
The fallout from the UFC 229 brawl isn't over yet though.
MMA Fighting reports that Khabib's $2 million prize purse has been withheld pending an investigation into his role in instigating the post-fight brawl. Should the committee determine that Khabib be at fault, he could face fines and the possibility of having his UFC lightweight title stripped from him.
Should that indeed happen, and taking into account Mcgregor's recent declaration that he'll "be back", it appears that a rematch could indeed be on the cards at some point in the future.
Fingers crossed that there will be fewer brawls and more jokes about Mcgregor's boner.
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