Iva Ursano , I’m 47 yo and am a MAD fight fan.
Boxing is my first love, then UFC, when it comes to the fight game.
Even though I’m a Connor fan, like most, I knew Khabib would beat him.
Like you though, I didn’t find the fight spectacular.
Ferguson’s fight was the “bomb” in my opinion!
My 2 cents: Connor is a MMA fighter, Khabib is a wrestler. As much as I love Connor, because of his ability to hype up a fight like NO OTHER and his unparalleled charisma, I’ve always felt he has been an over-rated fighter. Khabib was obviously just going to lie on top of him for the entire fight and submit him. No surprises there.
But the aftermath, yes, sad indeed. Maybe not as barbaric as Tyson biting off Holyfield’s ear, but a stain on the UFC nonetheless.
Regardless of the verbal shite Connor threw Khabib’s way, Khabib reciprocated equally. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
One stupid mistake, and your reputation/legacy can be ruined for life.
Thank you for sharing this piece, along with the important life lesson(s) for us all !