Dana White reveals Khabib Nurmagomedov informed him ‘I am so many ranges ABOVE these guys’ after Conor McGregor was sensationally KNOCKED OUT within the second spherical by Dustin Poirier in enormous UFC shock
Poirier pulled off the best victory of his profession by gaining revenge to dropping to the Irishman seven years in the past by pulling off a superb second-round knockout-victory at UFC 257.
Within the second spherical, Poirier took the centre of the ring and unleashed a flurry of strikes that the Infamous merely had no reply for, with the referee Herb Dean step into wave off the competition and hand the Diamond a monumental victory to shake up the light-weight division.
Dana White has revealed Khabib informed him he’s ‘so many ranges above these guys’ post-fight
Dustin Poirier has knocked out Conor McGregor to ship a shock by way of the light-weight ranks
The Diamond vowed to upset the percentages in his highly-anticipated rematch with the Irishman
But Khabib, who has crushed each McGregor and Poirier, didn’t sound overly optimistic in regards to the prospect of returning to the octagon after the primary occasion, in accordance with White.
‘I did discuss to Khabib [after the fight],’ White revealed, at his post-fight press convention.
He stated to me “Dana be sincere with your self, I am so many ranges above these guys, I would beat these guys.”
‘It would not sound very optimistic so we’ll see. I’ve informed you guys earlier than he will not maintain the division up. He is principally retired…’
Having survived McGregor’s typical quick begin, Poirier acquired in his groove and located his vary
White additionally revealed that Khabib informed him what the American wanted to do to beat McGregor – and his foresight was near-enough spot-on.
‘Khabib stated to me within the first spherical that [Poirier] wants to return out in that first spherical and attempt to grapple,’ White stated.
‘Tire him out, make him use his legs and arms. Get by way of a spherical and a half. And he thought the battle would go the opposite means if he may get Conor out of the primary round-and-a-half.’