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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  • goodguy abin
    goodguy abin 7 hours ago

    Dustin is just unlucky cuz I believe present Dustin could beat Alvarez, Henderson, Pettis, etc. to become Champ.

  • Gaurav Kapoor
    Gaurav Kapoor 2 days ago +1

    Wow Dominic Cruz commentary is so accurate, i am actually surprised if it was the same Dominic in UFC229?

  • Gaurav Kapoor
    Gaurav Kapoor 2 days ago +1

    Dominic Cruz was soooooooooo accurate in his analysis. I am not sure what was wrong when the UFC229. So good to hear his accurate commentary. Wow Khabib donated $100,000.00 to Dustin Porier GOOD FIGHT FOUNDATION. Love him.

  • mmkr0000
    mmkr0000 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days ago

    Ohh god tony vs khabib pleaseeeeeee

  • Nub Destroyer
    Nub Destroyer 5 days ago

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

    • Nub Destroyer
      Nub Destroyer Day ago

      @Alen -19 the fact that you responded makes you the dickrider

    • Alen -19
      Alen -19 2 days ago

      Nub Destroyer well the same that happen to you,ask yourself you know the answer you are that dickrider


    Dustin Poirier
    A worthy opponent
    “Vladimir putin”

  • Fugas Papa
    Fugas Papa 6 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 7 days ago

    Bantamweight Dominic Cruz? Wow this guy sucks

  • Sam Carney
    Sam Carney 7 days ago

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

  • roben johnson
    roben johnson 7 days ago

    When is the fight ???

  • lazzam alshammari
    lazzam alshammari 8 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 8 days ago

    tony will beat khabib easy

  • primetime5000
    primetime5000 8 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 9 days ago +1

    Tony is 12 roo

  • Josh Winslow
    Josh Winslow 9 days ago +1

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

  • Josh Winslow
    Josh Winslow 9 days ago +1

    Dom is 💯 right. Tony is the answer to Khabib

  • Mike Mike
    Mike Mike 9 days ago

    i love cruz as a comentator, such in depth analasys

  • IceTea55
    IceTea55 9 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 9 days ago

    Khabib Vs Tony Ferguson must happen anything else is borderline criminal

  • Roberto Magarzo
    Roberto Magarzo 9 days ago

    Dominic Cruz is brilliant

  • Ivan Cannon
    Ivan Cannon 9 days ago

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

  • Ivan Cannon
    Ivan Cannon 9 days ago

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

  • Ivan Cannon
    Ivan Cannon 9 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 9 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 🤣🤣

    • Alen -19
      Alen -19 2 days ago +1

      youssef Al fateh yeah connor fans disguise as tony fans, fake fans

  • Moe Rocco
    Moe Rocco 9 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 9 days ago

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

  • Moe Rocco
    Moe Rocco 9 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 10 days ago

    Dominick is smart dude

  • Hercules Vournelis
    Hercules Vournelis 10 days ago +1

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

  • azmtkdzv
    azmtkdzv 10 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 10 days ago

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

  • Matthew Daniel
    Matthew Daniel 10 days ago

    Love GSP but he is totally irrelevant rn

  • Raden Sulaksana
    Raden Sulaksana 10 days ago


  • laraib anwar
    laraib anwar 10 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.

    • Alen -19
      Alen -19 2 days ago

      Hot-blooded Martial Artist king kong and godzilla you forgot mate

  • bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui 10 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 10 days ago

    He will never fight again

  • Parish Bananarific
    Parish Bananarific 10 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 10 days ago

    Doesnt Dustin have a BJJ black belt?

    • bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui 10 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 10 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 10 days ago

    GSP has the best chance of beating Khabib.

  • Captain Reset
    Captain Reset 10 days ago

    Khabib the most boring champion the UFC will ever see.

  • Lucas
    Lucas 10 days ago

    Tony the type of guy the analyze to analyst

  • Syed Fawaz
    Syed Fawaz 10 days ago

    Thank God Joe Rogan didn't commentate!

  • Gali G
    Gali G 10 days ago

    Kevin lee can beat khabib

  • juan twotree
    juan twotree 11 days ago

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

  • Gallkeeper
    Gallkeeper 11 days ago

    Okamato stupid questions as usual

  • Andrew Burns
    Andrew Burns 11 days ago

    Khabib has the title interim title is a pussy belt

  • Alejandro Rubio
    Alejandro Rubio 11 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 11 days ago +1

    Now its time for tony to be tha "bitch"

  • Neil L
    Neil L 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 days ago

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

  • kay poly
    kay poly 11 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 11 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 11 days ago

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

  • Hafiz Ramadzan
    Hafiz Ramadzan 11 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 11 days ago

    I liked Dominick untill he started do ufc commentary

  • Ahmed Ali
    Ahmed Ali 11 days ago

    The only guy that can and has beat khabibs ass is his dad. The rest of you have no chance.

  • mohsin khan
    mohsin khan 11 days ago

    Who is that guy who said famously against mctapper fight " gasing him out "

  • Hikigaya Hachiman
    Hikigaya Hachiman 11 days ago

    Tony Ferguson the type of guy to wear a bear costume and hide in the Dagestani woods to get a chance to fight Khabib

  • Ален Балакбаев

    This is such a pleasure to have that level of professionalism in fighting analysis! Wow! Thank you guys! As for Tony vs Khabib fight, I think Khabib is a bigger maniac than Tony is. So, that's gonna be a clash of two maniacs where Khabib will go through hell but still shall win by submission or ground and pound game.

  • Busy Klista
    Busy Klista 11 days ago

    probably with a gun, a knife and maybe an army.

  • Osama Manan
    Osama Manan 11 days ago +1

    Dom is not the brightest. According to him conor was tiring khabib out by eating punches😂😂😂😂
    Anyhow, khabib can do 20 transitions from top and confuse people.

  • Samurai Steve
    Samurai Steve 11 days ago

    The answer to Khabib is being great at what he is not at and giving up the wrestling.
    That means someone who has a great submission wrestling/Jiu Jitsu background and pure striking...either boxing (Nate Diaz) or Muay Thai (of which there is none).
    Knowing the basics of leg kicks and kicking like Saenchai is completely different.
    Clinching with a Real Thai Boxer is a different experience. 🙏

  • Oli
    Oli 11 days ago

    Felder didnt win though. Clearly lost the first 2 rounds

  • AlbaTech
    AlbaTech 11 days ago

    I really can't see Tony getting up, khabib takes you down for a reason to wears you off and than see how many cardio you have left, you can fight standing for 7/8 rounds but if you carry someone's weight for 4 minutes that is completely different thing. I just can't see Tony being different from the other strikers

  • Harald Haram
    Harald Haram 11 days ago

    Tony will cut Khabib, he will start bleeding, Khabib will go in rage mode and get clipped and badabing badabom, ninja turtle time!

  • danish hussain
    danish hussain 11 days ago

    believe me, Only JUSTIN GATHJE can beat Kabib.

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    OUTLAW 187 11 days ago


  • OUTLAW 187
    OUTLAW 187 11 days ago

    Dominic Cruz is a conner lover, u can sense how happy he gets when khabib is getting hit in fights, specially the guilateen by prorier

  • Ole Abdallah
    Ole Abdallah 11 days ago

    Khabib customised how his opponents fight, Khabib is to complete fighter. He’s natural fighter.

  • Man Himself
    Man Himself 11 days ago

    He just tells you his plans before fight and executes em in the octagon, and you do nothin

  • mieguistumas
    mieguistumas 11 days ago

    It will be
    Iaquinta vs. Barboza
    Felder vs. winner of Cowboy vs. Gaethje
    Ferguson vs. Khabib
    Poirier vs. McGregor (if he fights again) or Fergusson if he waits.

  • Jan Navratil
    Jan Navratil 11 days ago

    Really amazing analysis! Thanks

  • Gamebred Masvidal
    Gamebred Masvidal 11 days ago

    Felder's a beast! But decision was clear.

  • Andrew Little
    Andrew Little 11 days ago

    Once someone can time is takedown.. That knee is gonna be a real problem. Love both guys. Both are allready greats in the UFC book.

  • yrsn FTF
    yrsn FTF 11 days ago +1

    fuck khabitch

  • Charles Charlemagne
    Charles Charlemagne 11 days ago

    Brett Okamoto just doesnt fit in this role. Seems very low energy. Does he even have any combat sports background?

  • David Bow Wow
    David Bow Wow 11 days ago

    For submissions than a newsletter subscription

  • Robert Lutz
    Robert Lutz 11 days ago

    Bend the knee, Dom....

  • Norman Anderson
    Norman Anderson 11 days ago

    Bears: Everybody talks about Khabib and the bear cub... at 9.. back in the day, at 7, I caught a black bear cub climbing into a garbage can up at Brooks Lake, Wyoming.. I picked up a 2' foot stick walked over and picked up the lid and put it on the can... then began beating the shit out of the can... when I thought he had enough... I took the lid off the can... he popped up like lightning to take his best shot... a sweeping right hook.. I leaned back and countered with a slap upside the head and glided right out of the area... later.. my father smiled and said... "My Son is a Viking"...

  • Murtizification
    Murtizification 11 days ago

    If anyone can defeat khabib it’s only gonna be khabib himself. Guy has to make some kind of error to lose the fight.
    Cuz he goes in all controlled with a perfection and knows when to take punch and give back and when to put the opponent down and allow him
    Back up and prolong for whatever long. He decides the amount of tiredness he wanna apply towards his opponent before cut them lose with that win.
    Everything is just good but if he ever loses that will be one those things he forgets to apply.

  • rehsworld
    rehsworld 11 days ago

    Brett needs to stop trying to be an analyst. J report my guy

    MJDDL 11 days ago

    Great analysis from Dom

  • 31SecondCarShow
    31SecondCarShow 11 days ago


  • TheDon Richards
    TheDon Richards 11 days ago

    Tony and nate is the best bet gsp would smoke him and how arnt these guys noticing khabib doesn't take down until they back up to the fence in the center he throws hands

  • Sweetyshulamite S
    Sweetyshulamite S 11 days ago +1

    Dustin: I'm going to shock the world
    Khabib: hold my bear

  • Big Daddy
    Big Daddy 11 days ago

    Allah Akbr khabib

    ALEKSANDR PRO 11 days ago

    One of the fighters is greased with fat, especially the neck and back. Very strong reflection, both before the battle and during. Poirier can't even grab him as his hands slip. Something here is not clean.

  • Clint Sevilla
    Clint Sevilla 11 days ago

    Tony cannot win

  • Col Friday
    Col Friday 11 days ago +1

    7:34 Dominick "Ouch" Cruz

  • Col Friday
    Col Friday 11 days ago +1

    Tony "pornstar cardio" Ferguson

  • miggs80
    miggs80 11 days ago +1

    The funny thing is that Dustin’s fans aren’t making excuses but Conor’s fans still are lmao. What a weird and in denial fan base. 28-0 And still!

  • a te
    a te 11 days ago

    The eagle mauled him like a bear