Khabib Warns Mcgregor That Don’t Use Same Antics At UFC 242
UFC president Dana White recently said he’s no problem if former two-division champion Conor Mcgregor shows up at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on September 6, 2019. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his strap on the line against interim champ Dustin Poirier.
‘Eagle’ is ok with that too but issues a warning to Conor Mcgregor whom he defeated via fourth-round submission at UFC 229 that his old antics wouldn’t work in Abu Dhabi.
“It will be more difficult to leave Abu Dhabi than New York,” Nurmagomedov said on Russia’s Rossiya-24 television channel (via TASS). “If he plans to come, he should sit and watch the fights because it will be impossible to pull any of his underhanded tricks there.”
Give the fact both athletes got into a volatile altercation after UFC 229 PPV event last October which resulted in hefty fines and suspensions.
Also, he crashed at UFC 223 media day last year, which led many injuries and cancellation of top fights.
Moreover, he created a scene at a Bellator 187 MMA event where Mcgregor jumped the cage and celebrated his friend’s victory and got into a tussle with Marc Goddard back in 2017.
“Abu Dhabi is no place for show-offs. Let him come if he plans to come, but his shenanigans won’t work there,” added “The Eagle.”
Well, let’s not forget Khabib isn’t any innocent either if you remember a wild cage-side brawl at WSOF 22 between Khabib Nurmagomedov and the Diaz brothers.
It’s unknown if Mcgregor will drop by Abu Dhabi as he’s given no sign as of yet. Of course, he’s hoping to get a rematch with Khabib, but it seems Tony Ferguson is also on the waiting list to get his shot.