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UFC 254 in Tweets: Pros react to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominant win over Justin Gaethje

UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Khabib Nurmagomedov left no doubt of his status as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter with a second-round submission of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

Nurmagomedov extended his unbeaten streak to 29-0 and unified the lightweight title with a tapout of interim champ Gaethje via triangle choke.

Leading into the fight, there were questions about how the champ would deal with the pressure of defending his title after the death of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, while also facing the apparent toughest test of his lightweight career.

The younger Nurmagomedov answered those and made it clear he’s one of the best-ever to fight in the octagon.

See how fighters reacted to UFC 254’s main event.

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