Khabib On Conor McGregor Rematch: “He Doesn’t Deserve This”

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UFC’s large cash rematch between Conor McGregor and undefeated Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov ought to occur someday this yr, according to UFC President Dana White.

However, Khabib appears lower than enthused about giving McGregor one other title shot.

“[Laughs] We’ll see,” Nurmagomedov instructed reporters in Australia when requested concerning the rematch (H/T MMA Fighting). “He doesn’t deserve this. Rematch for what? Before final struggle he talked, talked however once we had been contained in the cage he don’t do nothing.”

Speaking with reporters forward of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 1 occasion, Dana White as soon as once more famous that McGregor is raring to get again within the octagon towards anyone, however particularly for an additional shot at Khabib’s belt.

“He’ll struggle anyone,” White said. “Obviously he would love the rematch with Khabib, however he’ll struggle anyone.”

Shortly after White unveiled the UFC and ESPN’s new Legacy Championship Belt in the present day, McGregor took to twitter to proclaim, “OK I am again.”

“It’s one of many important issues I like about Conor McGregor: The belt means so much to him and being a world champion means the whole lot to him,” White instructed ESPN in an Instagram chat (H/T MMA Junkie). “I like it. … 100 % (it nonetheless means the whole lot to him). 100 %.”

Last month, the Nevada State Athletic Commission officers unanimously granted Nurmagomedov a continuance within the UFC 229 case on the month-to-month assembly in Las Vegas. McGregor’s camp was beforehand granted a continuance in his case, and now each fighters are scheduled to seem earlier than the courtroom on the subsequent NSAC assembly on January 29.

Both will stay briefly suspended till the scenario is resolved.