Khabib Opens Up On Why He Didn’t Confront Conor At The World Cup

The World Cup finals took place on Sunday, July 15, offering soccer fans an intense day of action. However, some fight fans were also expecting action off the field as well.

Former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was in attendance of the World Cup finals in Russia on Sunday, as the fighter made aware from his social media.

“Enjoying the World Cup final in Russia. A truly amazing spectacle!”

Enjoying the World Cup final in Russia. A truly amazing spectacle!

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Reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov later made it clear through his social media that the Dagestan native was also in the stadium for the event.

“Childhood dream come true #WorldCup2018 #Russia #football #soccer”

Conor McGregor is currently facing criminal charges for allegedly attacking a UFC bus on April 5, in which Nurmagomedov was reportedly the target. With the fighter’s seemingly on a collision course for each other, many fight fans expected an incident to occur between the fighters at the World Cup.

As reported by, Khabib Nurmagomedov offered the following words on why he did not confront “Notorious” at the game.

“I thought I’d meet McGregor at the Luzhniki Stadium. But even if we meet now, we still will not be able to find out who is stronger.

“If there was a cage in the middle of the arena, it would be more interesting.

“And now something to find out on the street and so on. We are not at that age and not in that position.

“It would be ideal if there were no one around. Or vice versa – to the full stadium, in the middle of the cage, and in it – we.

“In general, I see no reason to approach him now.

“We are hospitable people. Let the football look, enjoy Russia.”

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