Joe Rogan Comments On "Controversial" Commentary At UFC 223

Ruben Hill
April 11, 2018

The "UFC 223" drama ended with Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov, 29, of Dagestan, Russia being crowned the new UFC Lightweight Champion on 7 April 2018 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

McGregor is clearly never going to concede those titles.

"Everybody was blown away by what he did", trainer Ray Longo said. If not, I heard they just announced the LA card in August.

However, McGregor's future is up in the air after he stole headlines this week during what was perhaps the most hectic 48 hours in UFC history.

"He has to stop eating Burger Kings". When Holloway was denied medical clearance by the New York State Athletic Commission Friday morning, Nurmagomedov said yes to every replacement opponent proposed to him. Post UFC 223, Yair Rodriguez took to Instagram to express his interest in this fight.

Nurmagomedov (26-0) is regarded as the top grappler in mixed martial arts and is among the most feared athletes in the sport. Though he was believed to be at a significant disadvantage on the feet against Iaquinta, the Russian spent significant portions of the fight engaging his foe in a striking battle, and surprisingly performed quite well. All three of his takedown attempts in these frames were stuffed. "He's winning. He's winning with the jab and he's bloodying Al's face up, but Al's unsafe right here".

"I'm just better, man", Rose said after the fight. Nurmagomedov took him down in the opening two rounds very easily and reigned down punches on the matt. Each time Iaquinta was able to get back to his feet, it was with Nurmagomedov clinging to him like a koala on a tree.

I'm only just realizing how exhausted I am, and what a big job we've done.

When I'm looking at a fighter as spectacularly talented as Khabib fighting a guy like Al who is an nearly impossible underdog I'm not just looking at this fight, but I'm looking at openings that can possibly be exploited by the best fighters in the division. "I guess that's what I'm happy about". At the time when Holloway accepted to fight Nurmagomedov at 155 pounds, there were concerns he wouldn't achieve the weight loss in the short amount of time.

Talking about overcoming obstacles, this week was definitely a hard one for you and Khabib, with all the uncertainty about the opponent, with all the things surrounding this fight.

Heading into the fifth round, Iaquinta (13-4-1) had one chance to pull off the monumental upset.

"Whatever Ray said, I took it to heart", Iaquinta said. If you ask me about what [Nate] Diaz or McGregor are going to act like in certain situations, I'll always tell you what they have in mind. Whether or not I was told some BS, or they're saying BS because they're trying to cover their ass because they're making too many stupid decisions that are inconsistent and make zero sense...if this fight was in Vegas I would've had the fight.

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