Watch as Khabib reacts to Conor McGregor’s 13-second KO of Jose Aldo FIVE YEARS AGO today (VIDEO) — NY Pilot Sport News

Long prior to the start of one of the most controversial competitions in UFC history, Khabib Nurmagomedov could not conceal how amazed he was when he was cageside for Conor McGregor’s 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo five years agotoday

After months of accumulation taking in marketing world trips and belt-stealing interview, McGregor needed simply a portion of the preliminary to land his intense left cross to send out the decade-long unbeaten Brazilian faceplanting to the canvas in what was billed as the most significant featherweight world title battle in combined martial arts history.

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It was a declaration win for the Irishman, the conclusion of his ‘Mystic Mac’ soothsaying predictions en path to 145lbs gold and left all who saw it in no doubt that the bold McGregor was even more than simply a singing mouth piece – he might combat, too.

And even the normally stoic Khabib Nurmagomedov appeared amazed from his cageside seat in Las Vegas, as cams caught the future light-weight champ’s shocked response to what was the fastest ever surface in a UFC champion battle.

Khabib can be seen in the video, which was shot in the instant consequences of McGregor’s knockout, along with his supervisor Ali Abdelaziz and another of Abdelaziz’s customers, Frankie Edgar, raising his hands to his head as he enjoys replays of the surface.

Even Abdelaziz, who has actually ended up being perhaps McGregor’s fiercest online critic in the years which followed, appears amazed as he surveys the scene, while Edgar – who rapidly campaigned for a title bout with McGregor – likewise enjoys on in shocked silence after seeing McGregor carry out in 13 seconds what he could not in 50 minutes of cage time with the Brazilian champ.

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Of course, the relationship in between McGregor and Khabib would quickly sour ahead of their UFC 229 light-weight world title combat more than 2 years ago which the Russian won by fourth-round submission – however long prior to his own altercations with the well-known Dubliner, it was clear that Khabib appreciated the power McGregor has in his laser-like left hand.


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