Javier Mendez Wants His Pupil Star Khabib Nurmagomedov To Fight Inside Cowboy Stadium
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov who successfully defended his belt after submitting Conor Mcgregor in the fourth-round at UFC 229 PPV event last October in Las Vegas. That fight was the biggest in the history of UFC and generated 2.4 million PPV buys. Following Khabib’s victory, a brawl ensued inside and outside the Octagon resulting in both fighters being hit with temporary suspensions from the Commission.
Soon after the dust settled Mcgregor demands an immediate rematch. Since then talk of a rematch never stopped, and earlier this month UFC head honcho Dana White also said this contest is likely to happen in 2019.
Many hardcore fans want to see Tony Ferguson lock horns against Khabib for a title and if you look at a business point of view, a rematch with Conor Mcgregor will generate a hell lot of revenue for the promotion. Even Khabib’s American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez who appeared on “Off The Brawl” also believes that a rematch should happen inside AT&T Stadium. (h/t MMAFighting)
“Now’s the time, to be honest with you. We don’t know with Conor, he’s so rich with his Proper 12. I hear it’s doing fantastic. He’s got a great image, bro. He appears to be a helluva businessman. Now’s the time to strike while the iron is hot, I say Cowboys Stadium. That would do the pay-per-view numbers; that would do everything. I think now is the time to consider doing something like that. It would be the right place for a stadium show. Vegas would be the right place if they built the Raiders stadium in time, but that won’t be built in time.”
Currently, Nurmagomedov and McGregor are awaiting their punishments from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), and the hearing will take place JAN. 29.
To remind you last year Conor Mcgregor visited AT&T Stadium and told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that he wants UFC fight inside this state of the art facility.
Mendez told this rematch will be the biggest money fight in MMA ever. Considering the pair’s first meeting at UFC 229 broke US PPV records.
“I look at this as more of a prizefight than I do sport. I want the biggest prizefight and the biggest prizefight hands down is, there’s no comparison, it’s Conor. Obviously, I want a rematch, because that’s what it is, the biggest prizefight, right? Because of what happened the last time there’s more interest on the second one, there’s a rematch to be had. For me, I would rather have that.”
“That’s the biggest money fight in MMA bar none,” he added. “There is nobody in MMA that can bring that kind of money that Khabib and Conor can in the rematch. That’s the reason I would want that, but Khabib may want a different thing, Khabib may want Tony [Ferguson]. It’s hard to say because Jan. 29th hasn’t happened. We don’t know what [NAC] are going to do, how long they’ll be suspended, how much money…but from my point of view I would want the rematch for the prizefight. It’s bigger, it’s three or four times as much.”
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