In te kaupapa matua o UFC 229, Ko Nurmagomedov raua ko McGregor ta raua tukinga i tumanakohia, he korero parapara ta raua i korero ai raua mo o raua whanau me o raua whakapono, me era atu mea. Engari ka tae ki te wa ki te whawhai, ka whakatauhia e te tokorua o raua tautohetohe ki te Octagon, ko Khabib te wikitoria i te otinga i te rauna tuawha.

Kua rua tau mai i te whawhai, i whakaae a Nurmagomedov he tino ngakau nui ia, ka ngana ki te tukino i a McGregor i to raua tutakitanga. I whakamāramahia e ia ko tana rautaki kaore i te mohio, ka awe i ana mahi.

"Ae, i ngana ahau ki te tukino i tenei taangata a ko taku he. Ka riri koe, ka ngenge koe. I te wa e ngana ana ki te whiu i a ia, he tino ngakau nui, "e kii ana a Nurmagomedov ki a Din Thomas i te waahanga whakamutunga o Lookin 'Mo te Whawhai a Dana White. “A ki taku whakaaro kaore, ka ata noho ahau inaianei. Engari ehara i tenei wa. ”

Mai i te panuitanga o te whawhai, i kii a McGregor kaore ia i tino rite mo te whawhai me tana mohio ka taea e ia te tukinga ki a Nurmagomedov. Heoi, he rawe ki te rongo i te korero a te toa, karekau ia i tuku i tana tino pai i runga i te kaha o tona kaha ki tera whawhai.

Ka hoki atu a Conor McGregor ki te Octagon apopo i te whakataetae matua UFC 257 ki a Dustin Poirier. Koinei tana whawhai tuatahi i muri i tana turakitanga i a Donald Cerrone i te UFC 246. Mena ka whiua ano e te Irishman a Poirier, tera pea ka taea e ia te tukinga ki a Nurmagomedov, he mea kua roa ia e rapu ana.

Ko Khabib Nurmagomedov, mo tana wahanga, i reti mai i te hakinakina i muri i tana tuku i a Justin Gaethje ki te UFC 254. Kua whakapau kaha a Dana White ki te whakahoki mai i te toa maramara mo te whawhai kotahi ano, me te tumanako ko te tukinga ano ki a McGregor he whiringa.