Nearly a year after he extended his 27-fight undefeated streak at the volatile Irishman’s expense.UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says him being a man of his word is what separates him from Conor McGregor.

Khabib defeated McGregor by fourth-round submission last October at UFC 229 in Las Vegas in a fight as notable for actions outside the cage as inside of it, but once the dust settled it was the Russian standout who emerged with the victory and the world title.

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This weekend in Abu Dhabi Khabib fights for the first time since that wild night in Las Vegas. But even with a challenge as significant as Dustin Poirier on the horizon, the specter of Conor McGregor still looms large over Nurmagomedov’s fighting future.

In a recent interview with UK broadcaster BT Sport, Khabib explained the differences between him and McGregor – particularly in the wake of recent footage released by TMZ which appeared to show McGregor striking a defenseless man in an Irish bar.

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