Gaethje proved dangerous — throwing bombs as the lightweight champ — but ultimately, Khabib’s ground game was too strong … and he caught Justin in a triangle choke in the 2nd round. Gaethje was rendered unconscious but came to moments later. He’s fine.
Afterward, Khabib broke down in the Octagon sobbing … overcome with emotion in his first fight since the passing of his father.
Justin and Khabib embraced after the fight — nothing but respect between these two.
“God give me everything,” Khabib said in the post fight interview … “This is my last fight. Ain’t no way I come here without my father.”