Khabib Nurmagomedov was one person keeping a close eye on the UFC 264 headliner.
Nurmagomedov, of course, notably faced both men, but undoubtedly has more respect for Poirier than he does his old rival in McGregor.
So it wasn’t a surprise to see the former lightweight king celebrate McGregor’s defeat right after while wishing Poirier well at the same time.
“Good always defeats evil. Very happy for @DustinPoirier I hope you will get the belt end of the year”
Nurmagomedov also mocked McGregor for his pre-fight comments of Poirier leaving on a stretcher backfiring on him.
“The way he said it,” Nurmagomedov responded to a post about McGregor leaving on a stretcher.
It will be interesting to see if McGregor finds the time to respond to Nurmagomedov with no love lost between the pair whatsoever.