Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229. Now one of the fighter’s family members has come forward to offer his thoughts on what i likely for the Dagestan native’s future.
Speaking to Russian media, Nurmagomedov’s uncle has since come forward to claim that Nurmagomedov wants to fight Tony Ferguson next. After that, the reigning title holder is interested in potentially calling an end to his UFC career.
“We planned to have a fight with Tony Ferguson . They expected to hold this fight in April-May. And after this battle, they planned to end Habib’s sports career. But after the fight with Conor, they unjustly punished our fighter Zubair Tuhugov, who was supposed to fight October 27 (against Artyom Lobov . – Note. “SE” ). After all, it was MacGregor who started this conflict, and we just finished. I believe that there should be no conflict. Habib had to pull himself together. I in no way justify him for jumping over the net after the fight. Habib reacted calmly to a possible fine of 250 thousand dollars – yet the fee for the fight was much higher. But when Zubayr was fired, he said that he refused the fee and left the UFC. We do not exclude that this can happen in reality. But if they keep Tukhugov, then in April-May we will fight Ferguson. We would be interested in this fight. Ferguson is a good fighter.”