Conor McGregor’s return to the Octagon after a two year absence didn’t go the way he wanted last night, with Khabib Nurmagomedov getting the better of the superstar before eventually submitting him in the fourth round, but in a brief message on social message afterwards ‘The Notorious’ indicated that he’s already got his sights set on a second fight with his bitter rival.
“Good knock,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Looking forward to the rematch.”
Notably McGregor didn’t even make mention of the fact that he was attacked by Nurmagomedov’s teammates in the Octagon after the fight was over, though he could be heard saying to Dana White before being ushered out of the arena by security that he was “not bothered” about that and later the UFC President indicated that the Irishman was only concerned with the loss he suffered to ‘The Eagle.’
Meanwhile, McGregor’s long-time coach John Kavanagh also issued a brief statement in which he sought to focus on the positives of the night, while also referencing the distasteful scenes that followed it.
“Another historical night,” Kavanagh wrote on Twitter. “Amazing atmosphere, technical fight with excitement all the way thru. All that makes MMA a great sport. Shame about the ending. On to the next one.”