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Conor McGregor: Netflix documentary shows his darkest defeat in the UFC

The Netflix documentary “McGregor Forever” presented a few days ago, showed raw moments of the controversial former UFC legend, Conor McGregor.

The ebullient Irishman wasn’t suffering his first loss in the octagon, but his failure to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 was possibly his most brutal.

The Russian Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor with a neck choke in the fourth round. Afterwards, the winning fighter exited the cage and began fighting with the Irish fighter’s entourage.

Conor McGregor also had to fight a Nurmagomedov supporter who jumped into the octagon and took shots at the defeated star.

The McGregor-Nurmagomedov fight concluded a terrible year for the loser.

Previously, McGregor was jailed for a bus attack outside the Barclays Center.

In the Netflix documentary, we see that Conor McGregor is a significantly affected fighter, something the audience has never seen before, as he deals with the weight of defeat on such a big stage.

The fight against Nurmagomedov garnered 2.4 million pay-per-view buys, a UFC record that was only surpassed by McGregor’s boxing fight vs. Floyd Mayweather in 2017 and Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

Since that fateful October 2018, McGregor has only fought three times: a 2020 win over Donald Cerrone and two losses to Dustin Poirier.

McGregor has been out of action since the second fight in July 2021 after suffering a severe leg fracture.

While McGregor is expected to return to the octagon in an upcoming fight against Michael Chandler, it’s unclear which McGregor will return to the sport where he was the biggest star for over a decade.

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