Khabib Nurmagomedov Shoots Down The Idea Of Conor McGregor Rematch

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Crushes Idea Of Conor McGregor Rematch

Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to face Dustin Poirier in September. Finally, he addresses the never-ending talk surrounding an Irish elephant in the room.

Ahead of his UFC 242 fight to unify the UFC’s Lightweight title, Khabib has his eyes set on big goals. This is his first bout since beating Conor McGregor, and serving his suspension for his post-fight antics. That bout broke the UFC’s pay-per-view sales record, by a large margin. Due to this fact, and McGregor’s star power, there has been talk of a rematch between the two.

However, at the UFC 242 Press Conference, Khabib addresses these claims, and shoots them down.

“The last three years he only have one victory in amateur boxing, how he deserve rematch? He tapped. He begged me ‘please, don’t kill me’ and he talks about rematch. Tony Ferguson on the line. People who have win streak are on the line but not the guy who don’t win nothing the last three years.”

It is a breath of fresh air to see the Lightweight division moving again. It has been clogged for a while, so it is good to see Khabib aiming for a fight with Ferguson. Ferguson’s recent win again solidified him as the unequivocal number one contender.

So, now it is safe to assume that with a win over Poirier, Khabib Nurmagomedov will move on to a bout with Tony. However, even with his eyes on the future, he is not looking past his next opponent.

“I’m preparing for this fight like I’m going to have the hardest fight in my life. I can’t wait. Sept. 7 is going to be a big, big night for me, for my legacy and for Dustin, too.”

UFC 242 takes place September 7th, in Abu Dhabi.

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