Never state not in combat sport, however it seems Khabib Nurmagomedov is done with Conor McGregor.
In a private interview with ESPN, Nurmagomedov verified he nixed some strategies of a reboot “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show in 2021, that could have featured McGregor along with him opposing coaches. UFC president Dana White showed these strategies to Barstool Sports lately, also Nurmagomedov clarified why he shot down it.
“‘The Ultimate Fighter’ with him is good attention for him,” Nurmagomedov told ESPN. “I do not wish to give this. I don’t give him this. Even should they provide me $5 billion — even when they gave me the UFC — I never do so. This is fantastic attention because of him.
“It’s done. Everything is done Oct. 6, 2018 [the day Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor at UFC 229]. I complete him. I complete everything .”
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Nurmagomedov (28-0) will defend his lightweight tournament against Justin Gaethje (22-2) in UFC 254 on Oct. 24 in Yas Island at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Should he win, the UFC has expressed interest in reserving another struggle against McGregor, however, Nurmagomedov has ever been cold to the idea.
McGregor (22-4) is 1-0 because his reduction to Nurmagomedov. He pumped out Donald”Cowboy” Cerrone at January and is currently in discussions with all the UFC regarding a possible struggle against Dustin Poirier in late 2020 or early 2021.
A rematch between Nurmagomedov and McGregor — providing, of course, Nurmagomedov defeats Gaethje later this month — could do enormous business for the UFC, since it could pit two of its main stars against one another, in a matchup that’s witnessed some famously bad blood. Immediately later Nurmagomedov conquer McGregor in UFC 229, he jumped on the cage to face the Irishman’s corner within -Mobile Arena at Las Vegas.
For the second, but it seems Nurmagomedov is interested in only about any obstacle aside from McGregor.
“I had fresh battle in Dustin Poirier [in 2019] and today Justin Gaethje,” Nurmagomedov said. “We’ll determine who it is going to be following, but I do not think that it’s likely to be Conor McGregor.”