Pretty safe to say that the grudge match between top UFC lightweights Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov is a fighter that needs to happen.
After Khabib sparked a real life rivalry by picking on McGregor teammate Artem Lobov, the Irish mega star in McGregor would fly in from Dublin, wrecking crew in hand, and launch a full blown attack on Khabib and his team.
This event, which we all know as the UFC 223 bus attack, sparked a wave through the MMA world, and even has McGregor facing serious criminal charges.
Now, while doing a Q&A with his former university, UFC lightweight champion of the world Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed that there are currently negotiations going on for this fight to happen.
Here’s what Khabib said: (Translated)
“There is no opponent at the moment, but there are negotiations about a possible fight at the end of the year. For me it makes no difference to be honest. I will fight whoever they give me. As long as I am healthy and have a desire to fight I will be defending my title.
There are negotiations about a fight with McGregor, but I don’t want the negotiations to draw out and take to long.If I won’t be able to come to an agreement with Conor to fight by the end of this year I would like to fight Poirier or another fighter.
(Some people in the crowd say he’s not good enough)
Not good enough for a UFC title fight you say? I don’t agree with that. He’s fought 20 fights in the UFC. He is a worthy fighter, but I sure don’t have any respect for Dustin.
If I fight Conor, you won’t see a fight like with Barboza or Iaquinta. With Conor I’ll wrestle, take him down and break him.”
Here’s a replay from the event: