The storied rivalry included McGregor’s dolly-throwing incident at UFC 223 in New York. Following their UFC 229 title bout in October 2018, chaos ensued inside the cage that spilled over into the crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
On Saturday, McGregor put those differences aside after Nurmagomedov announced his retirement following his second-round submission win over Justin Gaethje in the UFC 254 main event.
McGregor tweeted, “Good performance @TeamKhabib. I will carry on. Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family. Sincerely, The McGregors”
Good performance @TeamKhabib.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 24, 2020
I will carry on.
Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family.
Yours sincerely, The McGregors.
There will be no rematch between the two. On Saturday, the rivalry ended with Nurmagomedov’s fighting career.