It’s been a year since the fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229.
Almost a year later, the fight, which Khabib won, still comments in the MMA. Such was the success of that fight, that the father of the current champion, studies the possibility of revenge in Russia.
The statement was made in an interview with Zhivina 100.
“If McGregor wants, Moscow is waiting for him. He says he has more fans here than in Dublin. So, we want to receive it in Moscow. McGregor is welcome here. We are waiting, ” said Abdulmanap.
Khabib’s father, for his part, was right in stating that the Irishman is not the priority and less the new objective of his son. For the coach, the fighter with the most conditions to face the Russian, at the moment, is the first in the ranking, Tony Ferguson, who comes from beating Donald Cerrone in UFC 238.
“Before McGregor, we have outstanding accounts with Tony Ferguson. He has already made 28 fights and is on a 12-win streak. A fight between two fighters with more winning streak never happened in the UFC. I think Madison Square Garden would be a great place for that fight ”; the father counted.
The lightweight champion’s coach minimized the possibility of his son returning at the beginning of next year, as he had rumored. After UFC 242, Khabib said at a press conference that he needed some time to rest.
“We will not fight before March 2020,” said the coach.
McGregor and UFC, are already stating possibilities for the return of the Irish to the octagon, the former featherweight and lightweight champion has not taken any action in the Octagon since the fight with Nurmagomedov.
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