Usually, when two men or women get locked inside a cage and punch each other, you’d think it’d put an end to their differences.
In the case of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, that simply won’t be the case. After “The Eagle” defeated “Notorious” at UFC 229, their beef intensified, as the two camps were involved in an ugly post-fight brawl.
And despite Khabib getting the satisfaction of choking out Conor, he says their rivalry — which is very personal — will never end.
“Even [the October fight] did not finish it,” Nurmagomedov said, via ESPN. “Just smash people is not enough. I talk about just smash only him? It’s not enough. We have to smash all his team. This is what I think before the fight. This is what I say to my team. ‘Hey, tonight, we’re going to war. This is not about fight.”
Indeed, three of Khabib’s teammates jumped over the Octagon at UFC 229 and attacked Conor while “The Eagle” was outside fighting Dillon Danis.
So aside from Conor and Nurmagomedov having issues, it has turned into a full-blown camp vs camp, country vs country rivalry. And according to Khabib, their fights won’t always take place inside the cage, and sparks will fly if they cross paths.
And if some have to go to jail while the other group goes to the hospital, so be it.
“It will never be finished. Ever. Even if we see [each other] somewhere, we’re going to fight, 100%. It doesn’t matter if someone go to jail or something like this. I’m not scared about this. … They go to hospital and we go to police. That’s it.”
One hopes it doesn’t get that far, but we’d like to think UFC security will be doubled or even tripled if the promotion knows the two sides will be in the same vicinity at the same time.
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