Aside from a hiccup against Nate Diaz, Michael Johnson was coming into his own as an Octagon badass, and was building up some decent momentum with impressive performance after impressive performance.
Which made his utter destruction at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov all the more amazing. Seriously, Nurmagomedov wrecked him, and was never in any danger.
At UFC 209, the Dagestani powerhouse is taking on Tony Ferguson in probably the best non-Conor McGregor-related matchup possible in the lightweight division. Be excited. And if you’re having trouble mustering up that excitement, watch Nurmagomedov vs. Johnson below.