Khabib Nurmagomedov Says How Dana Can Say, ‘Hey, Where Is Conor Belts?’ He Don’t Know What Happened The Last Two Years?
Arguably the most anticipated UFC 229 press conference in UFC history went down last month inside Radio City Music Hall in New York City, when undefeated 155-pound kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two-division champion Conor McGregor squared off for the first time ahead of their bout on October 6. Interestingly Irishman brought his belts, even though he has been stripped of both featherweight and lightweight straps for failing to defend either one of it.
UFC head honcho Dana White was openly supporting the idea of Conor Mcgregor holding his belts during a face off. That something didn’t sit too well with ‘Russian.’
During a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Khabib expressed his frustration on company’s boss how he acknowledges Notorious’s belt, also added that White needs to stop kissing his beloved star’s ass.
“Dana needs to stop to kissing his ass. That’s what Dana needs. That’s it. How Dana can say, ‘Hey, where is Conor belts?’ He don’t know what happened the last two years?” he asked. (Via MMAMania)
“How many times has Max Holloway defend his titles? He forget that in two years you don’t fight UFC is going to strip your belt and UFC lightweight division has to move, did Dana forget this? UFC has a lightweight champion, now we’re talking where are Conor’s belts? He loses it. He lose his mind, not only belts.”
On being asked, if the promotion is internally rooting for Mcgregor to come out victorious on October 6, to that Khabib said off course no doubt in that they all want Irishman to win.
“Of course they want him to win. But with me, I feel UFC is happy too, because I have big name, too. But right now, I don’t know about all the people in UFC, but, some people want him to win because he has big name and they can make a lot of money,” he added.
“Why do they want someone to come to the mountain and crush his face? They don’t need this. They need him to keep giving UFC big pay-per-view money. I’m okay by this, I don’t feel nothing. More important for me is October 6 when cage closes.”
No doubt if Mcgregor is headling the fight card, it’ll be a success in terms of drawing a money for the company and the UFC president predicts record-shattering 2 million PPV buys for Irishman’s UFC return.
In case Mcgregor lost to Khabib, no problem he’d still have six more chances to get his title back.