We know Conor McGregor is a crossover superstar who has hordes of fans and paparazzi following his every move, but a stealthy superstar is Khabib Nurmagomedov, who has one of the largest Instagram followings and most hardcore fan base in all of MMA.
Of course, McGregor has shown his worth by competing in multiple history-making PPVs and is embroiled in a hypothetical superfight with Floyd Mayweather, which has only raised his stock, but the Irishman is facing off against Russia, who is firmly behind Khabib.
Simply put — these two fighting would be massive. Even if many MMA fans don't realize the voraciousness of Khabib's fanbase.
Just look at Khabib's fans gathering outside his gym a week before UFC 209:
So, is Conor McGregor in a bit of a bubble? Is he possibly not nearly as popular as we think he is? Is Khabib somehow a bigger star? We asked UFC fans what they thought.