At UFC 242, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:06 of Round 3 to retain the UFC lightweight championship.
After the match, Khabib Nurmagomedov vaulted out of the octagon in a repeat of the infamous post-fight melee that marred Nurmagomedov’s victory over Conor McGregor last October. but this time the leap was in very different circumstances to his one in Las Vegas a year ago.
Khabib stated, ‘I jumped on Dana because he‘s soft‘
“When I won, I saw my three uncles sitting by the cage. I wanted to jump to them to celebrate, but they were sitting behind Dana White, And if I’d jumped all the way to them I’d probably have landed on the concrete like I did the last time.”
“So I looked at Dana, and he is a little bit soft. So I jumped on him so I can bounce off him to my uncles. So there was a bit of a pile, But of course I did it out of happiness. If you have never competed and won at such a high level it would be hard for you to understand these kind of emotions.”