Rumors of an immediate rematch between UFC great fighters was announced after McGregor was defeated by Nurmagomedov in the UFC 229. The match was a highly competitive but yet a grand one., Due to the elaborate nature of the match, having a rematch would only yield a huge success, financially. Also the high possibility of McGregor creating an intriguing and intense atmosphere for his fans makes it inevitable to have a boring match.
Amidst past events, Nurmagomedov seems to be moving in direction no one ever thought he would. The victorious Nurmagomedov, UFC lightweight champion will be fighting UFC interim lightweight champ, Dustin Poirier – the undefeated, at UFC 242 scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi, in the month of September.
From all sides of clarity, Khabib alongside his team have Apparently, Khabib have agreed to contend with Poirier instead of McGregor, all because McGregor express a certain level of indifference as regards the rematch.
Following the claim made by His Manager, in the person of Ali Abdelaziz.
“McGregor didn’t beg enough,” the manager told TMZ. “He didn’t beg enough. He faked a broken hand. He doesn’t want to fight. He’s an Instagram model, like I said before. He wants to keep himself relevant.
“Khabib said it [himself],” Abdelaziz continued. “He’s going to change his face, he’s going to change his mind, and you’ve seen it, [McGregor] is like a crazy man. I doubt he’ll ever fight again.
“We don’t care about him. We finished him. Khabib finished him in the fourth round, dropped him with a punch. He’s supposed to be the Muhammad Ali of MMA. We showed he’s just hype. McGregor was just hype.”
Amidst the claims being made by Khabib’s coach, Ali Abdelaziz, that the rematch of Khabib and McGregor at the moment isn’t feasible, He still acknowledge the certainty of the rematch in the nearest future – but that possibility would be on the strength of McGregor adding more wins to his table and also engaging in some show of humility.
“[He needs to] get maybe two or three wins, and get on his knees and beg,” he said. “Right now, Khabib is the boss.”