Conor McGregor has gone on record multiple times to say that when he gets a rematch against Khabib Nurmagoemdov, the outcome will be much different.
Nurmagomedov submitted “Notorious” at UFC 229 last October to retain his UFC lightweight title. Both men were suspended for over six months for a post-fight brawl shortly after the event.
But according to Nurmagomedov, Conor shouldn’t even be thinking about a do-over because he doesn’t deserve it.
“Last three years he has only one win in amateur boxing. How he deserves rematch,” explained Khabib during a recent press-conference to promote UFC 242.
“He begged me. ‘Please, don’t kill me.’ Now he is talking about a rematch? Tony Ferguson is on the line. People who have win streak are on the line. Not a guy who don’t do nothing last three years.”
Indeed, Dustin Poirier will be next for “The Eagle,” as the two men are set to fight at UFC 242 on September 7 in Abu Dhabi. After that, Tony Ferguson is expected to face the winner.
That means McGregor will have to work his way up the ladder if he wants to get another shot at Khabib. Currently, the only top name at lightweight that doesn’t have a fight is Justin Gaethje, which could be a good comeback fight for Conor.
Still, while Khabib isn’t interested in a rematch now, it is bound to happen given the massive box office success of their first fight.
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