UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently revealed that Conor McGregor is the only opponent he enjoyed hurting in the Octagon. In an interview in the Moscow Region, the Russian said he never liked hurting his opponent but got the pleasure only once when he beat McGregor at UFC 229 in 2018.
"I had fights in my career when I understood that I could hurt my opponent more, but I'd talk to him, tell him to give up so that I don't beat him too hard."
Khabib told RT Sports when speaking to a group of school children.
The Eagle is currently ruling the lightweight division. Having defeated some of the big names like Rafael dos Anjos, Edson Barboza, and Al Iaquinta. he claimed that he tries to convince his opponents to give up.
"If I had a painful hold where I could break something, I wouldn't tighten it all the way. I'd just fix it so that the opponent would tap out. Because I have no aim to hurt anyone in this sport."
"Yes, we compete in a very brutal contact sport, but it's never my goal to inflict a lot of pain on my opponents. If I understand that I'm winning, I don't aim to hurt someone bad".
"Well, with the exception of one fight. Let's say in that fight, I beat that guy with pleasure I tell you".