The young Dagestani fighter won a major fight over the weekend in Abu Dhabi, but his career was not built in a day.
McGregor had announced his retirement on Twitter in April 2016, but quickly reversed it amid a dispute with his promoters about how much he should be obligated to tout a fight scheduled with Nate Diaz that was postponed.
Unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov stretches his professional record to 27-0 as he ends Irish fighter Conor McGregor's attempt to win back the Ultimate Fighting Championship title.
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