Khabib defended his lightweight title by forcing bitter rival McGregor to get a neck injury in the fourth round of the game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
‘The Notorious’ fighter produced illegal strikes, which were unpunished, holding Khabib’s hands in the cage, but at one point Dean was heard shouting “Don’t hold shorts.”
Years after the 2018 encounter, it is still an embarrassment for Khabib. During a meeting with Dean backstage at a UFC event, The Eagle asked: “Coach, how much do you think they paid him?” – To which his coach replied: “I do not know; herbal, how much?”
Dean said: “I was just trying to do a good job.”
The coach continued and asked: “Have you been given a good solution though?”
Dean, who was 2-3 in MMA before he became official, replied: “That’s the thing; I’ve never got a better solution.”
Khabib finished saying, “Coach, no matter. I forgive him.”
In October 2020, two years after the Las Vegas match, McGregor told Khabib that he was proud of his illegal knee injury and that the manipulation should be “legalized.”
What happened during the quarrel and after the explosion, there was still a great feud between the two.