UnderGround Forums Khabib: Conor rematch depends on 'do I want it?'

Edited: 2/4/20 10:59 PM
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov appeared recently at a news conference for a charity, and was asked about Dana White's comments that Conor McGregor was probably next for the winner of title defense vs. Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.

"I have a fight on April 18," said Nurmagomedov, as translated by RT Sport, and transcribed by MMA Fighting. "I have a very serious fight. For the past month and a half I've been consistently training day and night. I've gotten myself in good shape, to where I'm supposed to be 70 days before a fight, I feel great. What'll happen after a fight - no one knows. I don't worry about it, that's what they want.

"I'm surprised that people even question me about a rematch. It seems that people want to continue the festivities after that fight. Everyone saw what happened in the Octagon. I controlled the fight every step of the way. I did everything I wanted to him, he even gave up. How can we even discuss a rematch? We can only talk about continuing the festivities and making money. The question is: do I want that? I am focused on Tony Ferguson."

Nurmagomedov was asked if the rematch at least held interest.

"Not at all," he replied.

Nurmagomedov was asked about the $100 million that reportedly will be put up for the Conor rematch in Saudi Arabia.

"Why do I need that kind of money, there are so many organizations for example ..." said Nurmagomedov, as he gestured to the room. There's not only football for the blind, there's Sambo and other sports. "Let [the UFC] give it to them, if they don't know what to do with the money. But giving me $100 million to beat up that idiot again? I don't think that's rational."

2/4/20 10:56 PM
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He wants it.

2/4/20 11:26 PM
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"does my dad want it?"

 

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Edited: 2/5/20 2:29 AM
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If he doesn't fight Conor then Dana sets up Edgar Vs Mcgregor at 170lbs for the 165 belt - just so that Conor can have one. 

 

2/5/20 3:50 AM
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If he doesn't fight Conor then Dana sets up Edgar Vs Mcgregor at 170lbs for the 165 belt - just so that Conor can have one. 

 

Or for the interim 155 title but at catch weight of 165. 

We'll hear from Conor how huge Edgar really is and on fight night how Edgar comes in at 200lbs and all the Conor worshippers aka Conor pube lickers will regurgitate that statement like it's gospel

2/5/20 4:20 AM
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Screw McTapTap, he needs to work his way to that shot.  He submitted early than my 11 year old girl students.

how about he learns how to, and that he should actually try to defend submissions instead of just laying there and then tapping.

2/5/20 5:59 AM
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Sober Conor is a dangerous opponent, Khabib knows this.

2/5/20 6:21 AM
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Looks like Ali wants the fight! Of course he's a money hungry scum bag so it's no wonder he's trying to leverage the Saudis against the very interests of the fighter he represents. 

Ali does a TMZ interview touting all the money a Conor rematch is going to make when his client doesn't even want it. Who's he representing? Himself. 

2/5/20 7:55 AM
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What if Khabib is a real life troll from the mountains?

2/5/20 9:30 AM
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I like khabib. More and more. 

2/5/20 2:57 PM
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I like khabib. More and more. 

 

2/6/20 6:11 AM
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Just do a freaking rematch and give the money to charities if dont know how to do with it.

Edited: 2/6/20 2:06 PM
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Lol, flawless response. That would be easy money. McGregor loses to Khabib 10/10 times.

If Khabib beats Tony, Conor should have to fight Tony. Then we'll see someone FINISH Conor via the standup. Tony is someone who actually has power, a good chin, killer instinct, and infinite cardio. Despite Nate beating Conor twice, Nate lacked power, killer instinct, and cardio not quite as good as Tony's.

It is a complete myth that Conor's standup is the GOAT in the UFC. Tony, Masvidal, Thompson, Usman could all KO Conor.

Edited: 2/6/20 1:57 PM
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Hmm, He is a fighter who does not want to fight someone who he can easily beat up?


Not even for $100 million dollars? If he cares bout blind footbal why doesn't he just make an easy fight for himself and donate the money himself.

2/6/20 4:36 PM
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I like khabib. More and more. 

 

2/6/20 4:40 PM
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This is all negotiating/marketing bullshit. 

Of course Khabib wants Conor again. It's an easy matchup for him, and easily the greatest fight in terms of risk vs reward he could possibly take. Khabib may not be all about the money, but, at the end of the day, he can ensure his families long term financial security even more, by bludgeoning Mcgoats again for 3-4 rounds.

So, the more he says "no" the stronger his position to negotiate favorable terms are from the UFC.

2/6/20 5:34 PM
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Khabib, despite what he thinks/says, will do as he's told, or he'll relinquish his belt. Either way, he'll do what he's told. 
 

As much as Dana pretends he likes Khabib being Champ and pumps out nice little sound bites like "It's Khabib time", his real love is Conor. 

2/6/20 6:43 PM
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Khabib, despite what he thinks/says, will do as he's told, or he'll relinquish his belt. Either way, he'll do what he's told. 
 

As much as Dana pretends he likes Khabib being Champ and pumps out nice little sound bites like "It's Khabib time", his real love is Conor. 

Of course he loves conor he's a Muppet, khabib will smash McGregor again anyway. 

Most likely 

2/6/20 8:41 PM
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Lol that's cute that he thinks he has that kind of power.