In ka hanana nui o UFC 229, ʻO Nurmagomedov lāua ʻo McGregor ka pāʻani i manaʻo ʻia, he kamaʻilio ʻōpala ko lāua ʻelua kahi i kamaʻilio ai e pili ana i ko lāua ʻohana a me ka hoʻomana, a me nā mea ʻē aʻe. Akā, i ka hiki ʻana mai o ka manawa e hakakā ai, ua hoʻoponopono nā mea ʻelua i ko lāua ʻokoʻa ma ka Octagon, me ka lanakila ʻana o Khabib ma ka pau ʻana i ka puni ʻehā.

Ua hala ʻelua makahiki mai ka hakakā ʻana, ua ʻae ʻo Nurmagomedov i kona manaʻo nui a hoʻāʻo e hōʻeha iā McGregor i ko lāua hui ʻana. Ua wehewehe ʻo ia ʻaʻole akamai kāna hoʻolālā a hoʻololi i kāna hana.

“ʻAe, ua hoʻāʻo wau e hōʻeha i kēia kanaka a ʻo koʻu kuhihewa ia. Ke huhū ʻoe, luhi ʻoe. Ke hoʻāʻo nei e hoʻopaʻi iā ia, ua manaʻo nui ia, "wahi a Nurmagomedov iā Din Thomas i ka hopena hope o Lookin 'For A Fight of Dana White. "A ʻaʻole wau manaʻo, e hoʻomaha wau i kēia manawa. ʻAʻole naʻe i kēia manawa. ”

Mai ka wā i hoʻolaha ʻia ai ka hakakā, ua hōʻike ʻo McGregor ʻaʻole ʻo ia i mākaukau noʻonoʻo no ka hakakā a ʻike ʻo ia i ka hoʻokūkū hou hiki iā ia ke lanakila iā Nurmagomedov. He mea hoihoi naʻe ka lohe ʻana i ka ʻōlelo a ka poʻokela, ʻaʻole ʻo ia i hāʻawi i kāna mea maikaʻi loa no ka manaʻo nui o ia i kēlā hakakā.

E hoʻi hou ana ʻo Conor McGregor i ka Octagon i ka lā ʻapōpō ma ka UFC 257 nui e kūʻē iā Dustin Poirier. ʻO ia kāna hakakā mua ma hope o ke kikeke ʻana iā Donald Cerrone ma UFC 246. Inā lanakila hou ka Irishman iā Poirier, malia paha hiki iā ia ke loaʻa i kāna hakakā me Nurmagomedov, kahi mea āna i ʻimi lōʻihi ai.

ʻO Khabib Nurmagomedov, ma kāna ʻaoʻao, ua haʻalele i ka haʻuki ma hope o ka waiho ʻana iā Justin Gaethje ma UFC 254. Ua hana ʻo Dana White i kāna mea maikaʻi loa e hoʻihoʻi i ka poʻokela māmā no hoʻokahi hakakā hou a ke manaʻo nei he koho ke koho hou ʻana me McGregor.