Khabib Nurmagomedov: Factors That Make Khabib a Better UFC Fighter Than Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘The Eagle’ Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most famous names in MMA history. And while many of his fans…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘The Eagle’ Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most famous names in MMA history. And while many of his fans consider him the ‘GOAT’, there are also enough people who do not. So let’s compare Khabib Nurmagomedov to his arch-rival Conor McGregor and see what makes him better. For more combat sports news, follow Insidesport.IN.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor was the biggest fight in UFC history. And although Khabib has since retired, the debate about their achievements continues. So here are five things that work in favor of Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Factors That Make Khabib a Better UFC Fighter Than Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Factors That Make Khabib a Better UFC Fighter Than Conor McGregor

Five aspects that make Khabib Nurmagomedov better than Conor McGregor

Undefeated: The perfect place to start is Khabib’s undefeated record. ‘The Eagle’ retired with a 29-0 record. Moreover, 13 of these fights were in the UFC. This is easily a better record compared to McGregor’s 22-6 record. And while many often question the caliber of opponents Khabib faced, the fact remains that he was undefeated.

Defended his lightweight title: Another aspect that Khabib did that McGregor did not defend his title. Although McGregor became the first double-weight champion, he never defended either of his belts. However, Khabib defended his title against McGregor himself, Poirier, Gaethje. This is another aspect where Khabib was better than McGregor.

P4P number 1: After Khabib beat Justin Gaethje in his last fight, the Russian topped the P4P list in the UFC. And subsequently retired at the top of his game as champion, and as P4P number 1. McGregor, for all his achievements in the octagon, never topped the P4P list. This is another thing Khabib has over McGregor.

All-round fighter: While Khabib became famous for his incredible grappling skills, the former UFC champion was equally adept on his feet, and his stand-up and striking were almost as good. This made him a great all-round MMA fighter. McGregor, on the other hand, struggled with his wrestling, and therefore, this is another aspect Khabib Nurmagomedov has the advantage over McGregor.

UFC Records: McGregor and Khabib both have a few UFC records to their name. However, Khabib has more than the Irishman. Khabib holds the record for most consecutive wins in the lightweight division, the longest title reign in the lightweight division, and most title fights in the lightweight division, among others.

Discipline: Khabib was also an incredibly disciplined fighter outside the octagon. He rarely engaged in trash talk, rarely found himself in the middle of altercations with his fighters, and overall, had better discipline than McGregor.

Therefore, these are different aspects we think Khabib Nurmagomedov is better than his arch-rival Conor McGregor. What do you think?

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