UFC 242 Recap: Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Dustin Poirier to retain title | ESPN MMA

  • Published on Sep 7, 2019
  • ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto and Dominick Cruz recap the action from UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi where Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his lightweight title with a third-round submission of Dustin Poirier. Cruz breaks down Khabib's fighting style and what makes him so powerful inside the Octagon. (9:51) Okamoto and Cruz discuss how big a potential bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib would be as well as (12:09) react to Nate Diaz fighting Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 244 in November.
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  • mmkr0000
    mmkr0000 21 hour ago

    The only way you beat khabib is that you pray to God that he gives you a lucky shot. His grappling is so good that forget dominating him and win like a real fighter

    MISHBASH Day ago

    Regarding conor: fighters have moved on, fans have moved on, but the fucking media still havent moved on. Always bringing and always asking about 🎈 boy

  • Jaffir Abdullah
    Jaffir Abdullah Day ago

    Ohh god tony vs khabib pleaseeeeeee

  • Nub Destroyer
    Nub Destroyer 2 days ago

    If Khabib loses, what would happen to the Khabib superfans/dickriders?


    Dustin Poirier
    A worthy opponent
    “Vladimir putin”

  • Fugas Papa
    Fugas Papa 3 days ago

    What was Tyrone Woodley first martial arts? Wrestling! But we saw what Usman did because Tyrone had stopped using his wrestling. I like Tony however he will suffer the same fate. Khabib wasn’t that rocked though. I watched it again and he was just rolling with the shots

    POWER 3 days ago

    Bantamweight Dominic Cruz? Wow this guy sucks

  • Sam Carney
    Sam Carney 3 days ago

    conor had the right gameplan. but Khabib was too much for him

  • roben johnson
    roben johnson 4 days ago

    When is the fight ???

  • lazzam alshammari
    lazzam alshammari 5 days ago

    Great analysis. That exactly what khabib about that guillotine in the post press. He said it wasn’t that good, the second one and he kept there to make Dustin useing his all energy.

  • Brendan
    Brendan 5 days ago

    tony will beat khabib easy

  • primetime5000
    primetime5000 5 days ago

    gsp might be able to do it...rumor has it....looking at that fight

  • wresling_elephant since_a-kid

    Gaethje will tap like every1 else, his gasoline is not enough to beat khabib, he was exhausted when fighting poirier,yeah he have good wresling ,but still he is stand up fighter, amazing leg kicker, but not elite wresler like cormier,jonjones, colby ,gsp.
    ever cormier got beat up by khabib.. different level bro
    Maybe tony have a chance because unpredictable skills he has.

  • Josh Winslow
    Josh Winslow 5 days ago +1

    Tony is 12 roo

  • Josh Winslow
    Josh Winslow 5 days ago +1

    I just want to see Dom try and take out Bisping. 🤣

  • Josh Winslow
    Josh Winslow 5 days ago +1

    Dom is 💯 right. Tony is the answer to Khabib

  • Mike Mike
    Mike Mike 5 days ago

    i love cruz as a comentator, such in depth analasys

  • IceTea55
    IceTea55 5 days ago

    I don't get it Dustin is a bjj black belt right. Why are they talking like he does not know what he's doing.

  • Roberto Magarzo
    Roberto Magarzo 6 days ago

    Khabib Vs Tony Ferguson must happen anything else is borderline criminal

  • Roberto Magarzo
    Roberto Magarzo 6 days ago

    Dominic Cruz is brilliant

  • Ivan Cannon
    Ivan Cannon 6 days ago

    Fucking pundits... BOTH Khabib and Tony have won 12 in a row in the UFC.

  • Ivan Cannon
    Ivan Cannon 6 days ago

    Cruz: No, I'm not concerned, but I'm concerned.

  • Ivan Cannon
    Ivan Cannon 6 days ago

    Khabib doesn't do well moving backwards. Tony will come after him and make Khabib uncomfortable... probably even try to take him down. Cucuy will either cut Khabib or gain top position and we'll have a real fight on our hands.

  • youssef Al fateh
    youssef Al fateh 6 days ago +1

    The list is growing thin, haters keep promoting guys just to see Khabib lose!! after khabib dismantling all his opponents, now it's tony turn. It will be grayling fight but khabib will take Tony to the next level and than they'll promote Godzilla to fight khabib 🤣🤣

  • Moe Rocco
    Moe Rocco 6 days ago

    Thing is look what Khabib did to Dos Anjos. The Brazilian is a high level Ju Jitsu black belt but it made no difference. He might as well have been a striker for all the good it did him coping with Khabib's wrestling.

  • zohaib
    zohaib 6 days ago

    Khabib the Don took the belt bad man haters die crying !!!

  • Moe Rocco
    Moe Rocco 6 days ago

    Cruz is on point in this clip. Not always the case but when he's good, hes very good.

  • Almin Sahinovic
    Almin Sahinovic 6 days ago

    Dominick is smart dude

  • Hercules Vournelis
    Hercules Vournelis 6 days ago +1

    Khabib vs Tony is the next super fight we need to see.

  • azmtkdzv
    azmtkdzv 6 days ago

    First time I hear someone mention his speed of diving for a takedown and not using arms for a setup

  • Kahele Koki
    Kahele Koki 6 days ago

    Before porier retires he should do the honors of retiring Mcgregor I would buy that fight

  • Matthew Daniel
    Matthew Daniel 6 days ago

    Love GSP but he is totally irrelevant rn

  • Raden Sulaksana
    Raden Sulaksana 6 days ago


  • laraib anwar
    laraib anwar 6 days ago

    Gaethje will kill cerrone

  • Hot-blooded Martial Artist

    If Tony doesn't win, Gregor Gillespie will. If The Gift doesn't win, then GSP will.

  • bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui 7 days ago

    Dustin is great but I knew he was beat when he told his corner, "man I can't get him off me" At that point he accepted defeat.

  • DJ C
    DJ C 7 days ago

    He will never fight again

  • Parish Bananarific
    Parish Bananarific 7 days ago

    Al Iaquinta did amazing vs Khabib. His low stance and great grappling background gave him good chances, especially since he only had a few days notice!

  • Adam Etherton
    Adam Etherton 7 days ago

    Doesnt Dustin have a BJJ black belt?

    • bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui 7 days ago

      Crushes them. Take all Khabibs fights... he ragdolled RDA 11 months before RDA became 155 Champ, 6!!! Years ago. You need the bear Khabib wrestled from childhood to

  • duc tri tran
    duc tri tran 7 days ago

    Dominic Cruz is a good analyst , I like to see him and Dany Hardy work together to breakdown all the main event fights .

  • Randy
    Randy 7 days ago

    GSP has the best chance of beating Khabib.

  • Captain Reset
    Captain Reset 7 days ago

    Khabib the most boring champion the UFC will ever see.

  • Lucas
    Lucas 7 days ago

    Tony the type of guy the analyze to analyst

  • Syed Fawaz
    Syed Fawaz 7 days ago

    Thank God Joe Rogan didn't commentate!

  • Gali G
    Gali G 7 days ago

    Kevin lee can beat khabib

  • juan twotree
    juan twotree 7 days ago

    Anyone else curious what he texted Joe Rogan during the fight companion?

  • Gallkeeper
    Gallkeeper 7 days ago

    Okamato stupid questions as usual

  • Andrew Burns
    Andrew Burns 7 days ago

    Khabib has the title interim title is a pussy belt

  • Alejandro Rubio
    Alejandro Rubio 7 days ago

    Can't wait to see Tony go! Conor rematch is interesting too Conor won the third round if he was the old Conor this would be a fight possible knock out Dustin proved this.
    Also no one has rematched khabib so we really don't know if he can do it again.

  • file115
    file115 7 days ago +1

    Now its time for tony to be tha "bitch"

  • Neil L
    Neil L 7 days ago

    If i you can only pick 3 current UFC fighters to take with you in a bench-clearing bar fight ....who ya got?

    I'd want Khabib, Jon Jones, and Francis Ngannou to have my back.

  • strongwomans
    strongwomans 7 days ago

    Dominic is the type of guy you dont wanna ask what scool note he has after getting the exam back because hes always a little bit better than you

  • SamIam's Jurry Curl
    SamIam's Jurry Curl 7 days ago

    The reason why I like the Pride Fighting, it's because they were in a ring and this created a fair fight for both the striker and the grappler.
    This is why Fedor in my opinion was the best of the best.
    Put kbib in a ring and he can't use the cage then let's see how good he really is 💥

  • Lars Marius sivertsvik

    Poirier to Mike Brown in corner after R2: «I cant keep this muthafucka off off me».
    Its really simple (..) Khabib makes ZERO mistakes, always respects his opponents, And Crushes them.
    Take all Khabibs fights... he ragdolled RDA 11 months before RDA became 155 Champ, 6!!! Years ago.
    You need the bear Khabib wrestled from childhood to Get the answer how to beat a man, who’s as close as possible, to be unbeatable. Khabib will retire Undefeated And undisputed at 155.
    As the first fighter, UFC fighter, in history.
    What a BEAST.!!!!!!

  • Tommy ballhead
    Tommy ballhead 7 days ago

    Just remember cruz said conner was trying to gas khabib out....

  • kay poly
    kay poly 7 days ago

    This gay sport. They threw a few punches and they were already gassed and of course they had to grapple like pussies and take it to the ground. This is just a glorified boxing. No wonder less black athletes even waste their time going that route when there is more money in boxing. Also no wonder why no one really counts these MMA white crap as respected sports like that to the point where you get paid 100s of millions of even 10s of millions per fight like they do in boxing. Just look at how sloppy and gay it is to watch? dropping each other on the floor like they're looking for each others booty hole, just gay.
    Why not square up like men, what's with the resting your entire weight on someone the whole night and you call that a fight? yeah! I know he won the white boy regardless but, how about give us interesting fights?
    If I've spent my entire life in the mountains wrestling goats and cows to feed the village, of course wrestling a lightweight human being will be a piece of cake. Jokes lol!
    That said, I am for Khabib. I would rather a muslim dominates his weight class as he is than a cocky delusional entitled whiteboy. facts!

  • Jeremy Williams
    Jeremy Williams 7 days ago

    Cruz is the ABSOLUTELY worst commentator. With his bitch voice. What does he know about MMA other than round winning as a straight up midget

  • Radoslav Naydenov
    Radoslav Naydenov 7 days ago

    It's a pure joy to listen to Cruz's analysis 🙌🤲🤗

  • Hafiz Ramadzan
    Hafiz Ramadzan 7 days ago +2

    Khabib before the fight
    Interviewer: Poirier said this fight will be a dogfight , what is your opinion on that?
    Khabib: Dogfight will be for him not me ...
    Well said khabib. :')

  • Trekking with Joe
    Trekking with Joe 7 days ago

    I liked Dominick untill he started do ufc commentary