Khabib Nurmagomedov beat The Notorious in 2018.
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Now that Khabib Nurmagomedov is conducting interviews for his upcoming showdown with Justin Gaethje, the media have taken the opportunity to ask him about a possible rematch against Conor McGregor, whom he beat in October 2018 and who will return to the Octagon next year.
However, in all of them he has categorically rejected that possibility, his most recent answer being a forceful statement that, in addition, was an attack on the Irish.
“I’ve already beaten McGregor. Why do I have to fight him? Tell him i’m busy and that’s it, “the Russian champion told Yahoo Sports.
“I don’t think he ever deserves this title shot because he’s not focused, he drinks too much, he crushes old men, he doesn’t deserve my attention. Forget about him.
Khabib: “I’m not interested in McGregor, he drinks too much and crushes old men” https://t.co/CDVUTrPWX9 pic.twitter.com/X83KPneBsl
– 20mSports (@ 20mSports) October 18, 2020
Nurmagomedov made it so clear that he is not willing to face The Notorious again, with whom he has a rivalry since he defeated him in October 2018, in a function that ended with a great brawl caused by the Irishman’s environment, according to the Russian, who heads the UFC 254 card, which will be held at the time. this weekend.
For legacy! For gold!
– UFC (@ufc) October 22, 2020