No coronation return for McGregor who loses to Nurmagomedov in lightweight title fight

Conor McGregor lost his first UFC fight in two years to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

It wasn’t the coronation return to the UFC that McGregor was hoping for as he was submitted by Nurmagomedov in the biggest fight in UFC history.

The end of the fight was however marked by chaos as Nurmagomedov leapt over the fight cage and went for McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis which resulted in a mass brawl.

Conor McGregor vs Khabib NurmagomedovA massive brawl ensued between both camps after the fight (Zuffa LLC )

 

A mass brawl ensued between the entourage of the two fighters who were then escorted from the cage without a belt presentation or post-match interviews.

Russian fight Nurmagomedov was however later announced the winner of the fight by official octagon announcer for UFC events,  Bruce Buffer.

No coronation for McGregor

Conor McGregor and Khabib NurmagomedovMcGregor was submitted by Nurmagomedov, losing on his return to the UFC after a two-year absence (AP)

Pre-fight hype was expectedly around McGregor who had rap superstar Drake on his side with the Irish flag.

But his return to action a year after losing to Floyd Mayweather in his ludicrous crossover attempt to boxing ended in humiliation rather than the coronation he hoped for.

Khabib NurmagomedovNurmagomedov remains unbeaten in his career and holds on to his UFC lightweight title (zuffa LLC)

 

Nurmagomedov didn’t seem fazed by his more popular opponent, he showed maturity in the build-up, waiting for the perfect moment to strike.

He did strike, as he quickly pounced on McGregor and mauled him in no time

Nurmagomedov now has a staggering 27-0 record in his professional fight career. He now holds on to his lightweight crown.

Matt DamonHollywood actor Matt Damon was one of the popular faces at the T-Mobile Arena for the fight (Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

 

The fight happened in front of 18,000 fans inside T-Mobile Arena with popular faces like Hollywood actors, Chris Pratt, Mel GibsonMatt Damon, New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft and golfer Rory McIlroy.