Requested to Battle Conor McGregor
… As UFC 223 Substitute
four/2/2018 2:27 PM PDT
“My first possibility when Tony’s out, I inform, ‘Hey, the place’s Conor? I want Conor. He is champ. Carry this man.'”
That was Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s response when he discovered Tony Ferguson injured himself and could not combat at UFC 223 … he needed Conor McGregor first, not Max Holloway.
“When UFC name [Conor], he say, ‘Oh, I’m not prepared,'” Khabib tells TMZ Sports activities.
For the file, Dana White says he did not need to rush Conor right into a short-notice combat as a result of he needs extra time to advertise a McGregor scrap. Plus, weight might have been a problem.
As a substitute, UFC booked Holloway — and Khabib says he is 100% assured he’ll smash the Hawaiian simply.
In reality, Khabib says he is already occupied with his subsequent opponent … and it ain’t Conor — it is one other UFC legend.
“After this combat, I am gonna ask UFC — ‘Hey, Madison Sq. Backyard, me vs. Georges St. Pierre. November. 155 (kilos).”
Khabib had an identical message for Ferguson … and likewise had some phrases for Max — who he says is risking his long-term well being by combating him.