Nurmagomedov said Porje was stronger than McGregor
Champion of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov said that he did not expect such good resistance from the American Dustin Porrier in the title fight at the UFC 242 tournament in Abu Dhabi.
“Porje is physically strong. I did not expect it to be slippery, ”the athlete said after arriving in Dagestan.
According to him, he intentionally gave the enemy a neck so that he was tired during the strangulation of the guillotine. Nevertheless, during this maneuver he had to be quick.
“Porje turned out to be a very strong rival. Much stronger than McGregor, ”Nurmagomedov added.
On the night of September 7-8, Nurmagomedov defeated Porrier with a strangulation in the third round and for the second time in his career defended the belt of the UFC lightweight champion.
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Earlier it was reported that Nurmagomedov flew to Makhachkala.