As noted, UFC mega-star Conor McGregor was defeated in his return to the Octagon last night. The Irishman was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov. The pair headlined the UFC 229 pay-per-view from Las Vegas, Nevada’s T-Mobile Arena. McGregor found himself in an unfavorable position in the fourth round, allowing Khabib to lock in a neck crank for the win.
Several WWE stars are big UFC fans, and took to Twitter to react to the fight’s result. Check out some of their reactions here below:
Khabib gets stripped, Conor vs Ferguson for vacant title, Conor wins, enter Khabib after lay-off! BUT….rematch is HELL IN A CELL, Khabib can’t leave, his faction can’t enter!!! (downside: ufc makes $$$ but doesn’t pay the fighters)
— Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) October 7, 2018
“I’m not mad. I’m disappointed.”
The most heartbreaking thing a parent can say to their child. https://t.co/fUqwT87MZl
— Dean Muhtadi (@MojoRawleyWWE) October 7, 2018
— Baron Corbin (@BaronCorbinWWE) October 7, 2018
Who booked this???? Wow. ??
— Summer Rae (@DanielleMoinet) October 7, 2018
I love Professional Wrestling.
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) October 7, 2018
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 7, 2018
A few years ago, McGregor took aim at WWE stars during a media call to promote UFC 205. McGregor went off on several WWE stars, including John Cena, but praised the likes of Vince McMahon. In fact, McGregor has seemingly taken McMahon’s signature strut and made it his own in the UFC, as he did it before his fight with Khabib.
There have also been several rumors over the years of McGregor possibly making his way to WWE in some capacity.
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