Conor McGregor: Notorious moves step closer to ANOTHER UFC super-fight

Arnold Nichols
Октября 8, 2018

McGregor hasn't fought in the UFC since 2016 and his return couldn't come soon enough for the sport.

McGregor was filmed hurling a dolly through a window of a bus carrying Nurmagomedov and other fighters as it moved through a loading dock at the venue.

Because of these traits, many fans and analysts believe that Khabib Nurmagomedov is a stylistic nightmare for Conor McGregor.

"If somebody is late, this is not my problem".

With that violent encounter offering UFC chiefs a built-in marketing campaign, it was only a matter of time before a fight between McGregor and Nurmagomedov was inked. "He knew what he was signing up for, I've been later than this".

Nurmagomedov would answer questions for 15 minutes before leaving, forcing White to stall for 10 minutes before McGregor finally arrived to the theater at 3:25 p.m.

"I'm starting a new weight class because I heard they already wanted to do it anyway, I'm like let's get it poppin".

"I'm preparing for that dude who's hungry, who doesn't get the shot, who doesn't get the notoriety or the media, because I'm that guy", Ferguson said.

"I plan on knocking that man's nose right into the nosebleeds", McGregor added.

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McGregor is 2-2 in his last four fights - including the boxing match against Mayweather - and just how big any future paydays will be will largely depend on how he does against Nurmagomedov, the Russian who used to wrestle bears as a youth and who has not lost in 26 MMA fights.

The bad blood has reached a point where Nurmagomedov, before he left, said he would not shake McGregor's hand after their fight on Sunday.

Nurmagomedov was given a hostile reception by the mainly pro-McGregor crowd at Wednesday's open workout. Why (do) I have to think about him, (if) he comes or not? "Too easy to hit, too flat-footed, too predictable".

"I may want to spark Khabib and then headline that Madison Square Garden card on November 3 (against Abdelaziz)". "Get him in the sauna and cook him like the little rat he is". I think McGregor needs to take this fight. He doesn't want to be around these people. "That's the one I'm more interested in".

Nurmagomedov will be making his first lightweight title defense and wants nothing more than to succeed against McGregor.

"There will never be peace here".

It nearly did not matter, as Nurmagomedov was already sort of the uncrowned lightweight champion going as far back as 2015. "But if you can't aim for peace, aim between the eyes", he bellowed.

"I don't care, he can call me anything - I don't give a [expletive]", replied Abdelaziz, who also has several other MMA fighters, including Frankie Edgar, Cody Garbrandt and Fabricio Werdum, in the stable at his management company, Dominance.

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