Khabib Nurmagomedov’s submission of Conor McGregor broken down step-by-step

UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan has analysed Khabib Nurmagomedov's 'fulcrum choke' that submitted Conor McGregor back in 2018 at UFC 229.

The fight between the pair sparked a long rivalry between the pair afterwards with McGregor forced to make another comeback after missing out on the opportunity to steal the undefeated Russian's world lightweight title in Las Vegas.

And Rogan has since delivered his verdict on the move that caused McGregor to tap out and hand Nurmagomedov another famous victory against one of the sport's biggest stars.

"That thing he [Khabib] did to Conor was so nasty, too, because he wasn't even under the chin," Rogan explained on the latest episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

"It's called a fulcrum choke. Dean Lister explained it.

"After the fight was over, he did a thing on his Instagram page where he explained the technique. It's not a move that I've ever used."

"Khabib is going across the jaw and then he's putting his forearm behind your back.

"So as he's gripping, he's got your head wrapped up in his arm and this (the forearm) pressing against your back and he uses that as a lever.

"So he's using the elbow as a fulcrum to crank your neck and you see Conor at the end of the fight."

The Russian lightweight has since gone on to remain an undefeated champion during his UFC lightweight career, retiring from the sport after victory against Justin Gaethje after UFC 254 on Fight Island back in October 2020.

With a rivalry continuing after a mass brawl at the end of the contest between the fighter's and their respective teams, words have continued to be exchanged between the two former-champions.

McGregor has since deleted a tweet which appeared to mock Nurmagomedov's late father, after it being revealed that he invited the Irishman to his house to offer him forgiveness before his death.

The undefeated fighter also spoke out after McGregor's latest defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, believing that a 'higher power' caused the leg injury to occur in the opening round of their contest.

And the American revealed his view of the Russian's grappling style after he also suffered the same fate at the hands of the Russian back in 2019.

"Khabib was more exceptional than expected," Poirier told Punchin' In podcast.

"But, it's just that his position and his balance were so good.

"His feet are like hands. Like, his foot sweeps and the way he breaks you down, it's good man. He's good. So good.

"He's just, so advanced."

UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier believes Khabib had no choice but to 'shrug off' the Irishman's latest tweet about the Russian's father, with many members of the sport suggesting it was one step 'too far'.

McGregor has also come into hot water after his insults fired at Poirier's wife after the stoppage of his bout with the American, with the UFC reportedly set to consider a punishment for the 33-year-old after his comments.

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