Conor McGregor record: Every McGregor record that Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t achieve in the UFC

Conor McGregor vs Khabib record comparison: UFC news: Khabib Nurmagomedov vanquished Conor McGregor via submission after lopsidedly beating the Irishman for four…

Conor McGregor: 5 factors that make McGregor a better fighter than Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC
Conor McGregor: 5 factors that make McGregor a better fighter than Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC

Conor McGregor vs Khabib record comparison: UFC news: Khabib Nurmagomedov vanquished Conor McGregor via submission after lopsidedly beating the Irishman for four rounds at the main-event of UFC 229 in 2018. However, it didn’t set the debate of who’s the better fighter for several fans and McGregor himself. ‘Notorious’ demanded a rematch and vowed to snatch Nurmagomedov’s unbeaten record if given a second chance. For UFC News updates with InsideSport.IN

Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t intend to end his retirement. The Dagestani legend hung up his gloves after defending his lightweight title three times. Khabib beat Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje after beating McGregor, a fight that turned him into a superstar.

On the contrary, McGregor has won only once since UFC 229. He knocked out Donald Cerrone in 2020 but ended up losing twice against Dustin Poirier. While Khabib is gone, McGregor still wants to test himself in the cage.

Having dominated the UFC for years, Conor McGregor has amassed multiple records under his name. A lot of those records are unattainable by the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Conor McGregor record: Two-division UFC champion which Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t

Conor McGregor shocked the world by knocking out Eddie Alvarez to become the first UFC double champion in 2016. Already a featherweight champion back then, McGregor moved up to 155 lbs and snatched Alvarez’s belt. It instantly turned him into a superstar, and Conor McGregor earned a crossover boxing clash against Floyd Mayweather the next year.

Khabib Nurmagomedov has only competed in the 155 lbs (lightweight) division. Although several fans wanted to see him at welterweight, ‘The Eagle’ never entertained the idea and exited after securing a 29-0 pro MMA record.

Conor McGregor has the fastest KO in a title fight, but Khabib Nurmagomedov never won a title fight in the first round

Conor McGregor challenged Jose Aldo for the UFC 145 lbs title when Aldo was enjoying a 15-fight win streak. Nobody thought Jose Aldo would lose his UFC belt to Conor McGregor. Nevertheless, McGregor turned the tables and took a mere 13 seconds to stop the Brazilian legend.

The fight began with Aldo pressing for a right hook, but McGregor timed a perfect left hook, which floored Jose Aldo. McGregor then continued with a few hammer fists to claim the UFC featherweight title. It remains the fastest KO in a UFC title fight till today.

Conor McGregor record: Every McGregor record that Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t achieve in the UFC

Conor McGregor record: Every McGregor record which Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t achieve

Conor McGregor record: Every McGregor record that Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t achieve in the UFC

Khabib Nurmagomedov won 3 of his 4 title wins via submissions, but none of them happened in the first round. ‘The Eagle’ went the distance in his maiden title bout against Al Iaquinta and earned a unanimous win. There was no turning back from then. Khabib Nurmagomedov then submitted McGregor in the fourth record at UFC 229, submitted Poirier in round three at UFC 242, and Justin Gaethje in round two at UFC 254.

 

Conor McGregor record: ‘Notorious’ has competed in three weight classes, Khabib Nurmagomedov has been a lightweight his whole UFC career

Not only has McGregor fought in three weight classes, but he also scored knockouts in all those divisions. He battered the entire featherweight division in his early UFC days and knocked out almost every opponent. The lightweight debut against Eddie Alvarez was also fruitful, as ‘Notorious’ TKO-ed him to earn the 155 lbs title. Conor McGregor also secured a knockout in the welterweight (170 lbs) category by stopping Donald Cerrone in the first round of UFC 246.

Conor McGregor record: Every McGregor record that Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t achieve

Conor McGregor record: Every McGregor record that Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t achieve

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s entire UFC legacy is restricted to the lightweight division. But there’s no denying that he dominated the whole weight class during his time and left as an elite champion.

Conor McGregor has five first-round KOs in the UFC, Khabib only has one

Conor McGregor is known for his striking, while Khabib Nurmagomedov is popular for his wrestling credentials. Hence, both men have different accolades to tout. Although Khabib has secured more submission wins in the UFC than ‘Notorious’, Conor McGregor has landed more first-round KOs.

Per records, Conor McGregor has 5 first round KOs in the UFC which came against Jose Aldo (145 lbs), Donald Cerrone (170 lbs), Marcus Brimage (145 lbs), Dustin Poirier (145 lbs), and Diego Brandao (145 lbs). Khabib, however, could only stop Thiago Tavares (155 lbs) via TKO in the first round.

Conor McGregor is the biggest PPV star in the UFC

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov registered the most watched UFC fight in 2018, but most of the credit should go to ‘Notorious’. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s PPV status rose to its peak when he faced McGregor. However, McGregor is a part of all the top five UFC PPVs.

McGregor’s boxing clash against Floyd Mayweather is the second-most PPV hit in combat sports history after Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Win or lose, fans will always tune in to see a Conor McGregor fight. Thus, the Irishman continues to enjoy several achievements which Khabib Nurmagomedov or any can fighter can relish.

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