Conor’s Camp Breaks Silence On Khabib Weight Concerns

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is undefeated inside the octagon. While the reigning champion has never lost a round in his career, Nurmagomedov has not had the same record with the scales.

Nurmagomedov’s most recent weigh-ins mishap was from UFC 209, in which the fighter was pulled from the bout before ever even making it to the scales. Rather, the Dagestan native was rushed to the hospital due to complications with his weight cut.

Now Nurmagomedov is set to face off against Conor McGregor for the live pay-per-view main even of UFC 229 on Oct. 6. Speaking on the Eurobash Podcast, Conor McGregor’s striking coach Owen Roddy has since come forward to offer his thoughts on the chance that Nurmagomedov is forced to pull out of their upcoming match up.

“It could be a concern, yeah. It has happened before. Don’t focus on what is out of your control, you can only focus on what you have control over. We don’t know what could happen, anything could happen.”

“We had that happen with Aldo a couple of years back, we had a last-minute change with Mendes. It didn’t really affect us. We went straight back in, made a couple of minor adjustments, we went in and we done what we needed to do. Anything can happen in the fight game, but we can only focus on what we have control over and that’s getting Conor prepared, getting him focused on getting back in the cage and doing what he does best — that’s what we’re focusing on.”

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