McGregor’s (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) trilogy combat with Dustin Poirier on Saturday at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas ended in gruesome fashion when the previous two-division champion couldn’t proceed after struggling the harm within the closing seconds of Spherical 1. Poirier (28-6 MMA, 20-5 UFC) was declared the winner by TKO, and afterward, Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) tweeted that “good” had prevailed over “evil.”
There’s little doubt Nurmagomedov’s destructive historical past with McGregor led to his preliminary response, however he stated he stands behind it. He noticed the way in which during which McGregor acted earlier than the combat with Poirier – in addition to after the combat – and he pointed to the need of God not permitting the Irishman to thrive in that second.
“(There’s) all the time (going to) be there one thing superior – extra highly effective – than we have now,” Nurmagomedov instructed MMA Junkie on Monday. “Generally when folks turn out to be, ‘I’m this, I can do that. I’m good as a result of I’m robust.’ God all the time going to make you humble. I noticed yesterday or two days in the past, I noticed his coach’s interview like, ‘I don’t perceive how this occurred. He’s a robust younger, robust man and he broke his foot, I don’t perceive.’ All the things from God. You need to turn out to be humble. Whenever you turn out to be wealthy, whenever you turn out to be robust, whenever you turn out to be well-known and you then suppose that is due to myself? God going to make you humble.”
Nurmagomedov clearly doesn’t really feel dangerous that McGregor suffered an harm that required a three-hour surgical procedure with a rod, plate, and screws being inserted into his leg. Oppositely, he’s thrilled with the end result, as a result of it noticed Poirier shine contained in the octagon.
The victory for Poirier set him up for a light-weight title showdown with Charles Oliveira, and Nurmagomedov stated he hopes to see “The Diamond” seize gold.
“I actually get pleasure from this combat,” Nurmagomedov stated. “I’m actually proud of Dustin Poirier. I believe he deserve title shot, and I believe he need to be UFC light-weight champion proper now.”