Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Conor Mcgregor for free.
The lightweight champion Conor Mcgregor hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since claiming the 155lbs belt in the main event of UFC 205 over Eddie Alvarez, a win which saw him become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.
McGregor has yet to indicate his plans for his Octagon return but reportedly seeking a promoter’s stake in his next fight.
McGregor might be the lucrative deal for everyone in the lightweight division, but top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov would fight the Notorious for free.
Nurmagomedov told TMZ sports recently that he isn’t making any kind of stupid demand or putting financial constraints on a potential fight with Conor McGregor. (transcript via BloodyElbow)
“Zero. Zero, man. I don’t need money. I need only real fight. Fight for the title. I don’t fight for the money, I fight for my legacy, I fight for history, I fight for my people. That’s why I am here. Three rounds? I am tired about this. I need like 50, 60 rounds. I want to fight all night.”
After thrashing Edson Barboza in the co-main event of UFC 219 from Las Vegas, on December 30- Shortly after the “The Eagle” said he was willing to fight Conor McGregor and interim champion Tony Ferguson on the same night.
The undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov is extending his win streak to 25-0 and said he would fight for zero dollars for the opportunity to take out McGregor and prove he’s truly the best 155-pounder in the world.
“This is what I want. I need Tony and Conor same night. Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor, same night.”
‘The Notorious’ fought and lost to pugilist Mayweather last August and, as per to Khabib, is quickly becoming irrelevant and should defend his title to prove his champion worth.
“Now, everybody forget about [McGregor] because he doesn’t want real fight,” Nurmagomedov said. “He fight with only like 45-years old Floyd Mayweather or marijuana guy who lose 10 times in UFC, Nate Diaz. You know, like this is crazy.
“He has to defend his belt.”
Even Khabib and Conor Mcgregor who traded barbs on social media recently.
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