Khabib Nurmagomedov is completed with Conor McGregor, and he thinks that MMA ought to be as effectively.
Nurmagomedov, the previous UFC Light-weight Champion and proprietor of a 29-0 document in UFC competitors, defined that the damaged leg McGregor suffered within the first spherical of his defeat towards Dustin Poirier would hamper his capability to return to the highest of the game. As such, he thinks that the UFC ought to transfer on from the 32-year-old Irish boxer.
“With out damaged legs, sure, [he could be the same],” Nurmagomedov stated, per ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. “However with damaged legs, he is by no means going to kick the identical. With him, no, I do not imagine [he’ll return to the top]. Conor have good age , however what occurred along with his thoughts, legs — this man is completed, however he is good for promotion.”
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McGregor has misplaced 4 of his previous 5 fights together with back-to-back bouts with Poirier. He has solely crushed Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in competitors since 2016. Nurmagomedov was a kind of that defeated McGregor in 2018, so he would know in regards to the Irishman’s general skills.
It isn’t nearly his play, although. Nurmagomedov ripped McGregor for his actions outdoors the Octagon, and he particularly spoke of a 2019 incident throughout which McGregor punched a person within the face at an Eire bar.
“Cash and fame present who you’re,” Nurmagomedov informed ESPN. “On a regular basis we hear that cash and fame change folks. No. When cash and fame come, these two issues present who you’re. And what has [McGregor] carried out? He punched an previous man [in a bar in 2019]. You guys can watch every thing he did and perceive, it is similar to Dustin stated, ‘This man is a bag of s—.'”
Nurmagomedov believes that Dana White and UFC will give McGregor one other probability to combat for a title towards both Poirier or Nate Diaz. Nonetheless, he is not a fan of McGregor getting extra air time regardless of that the Irishman has headlined seven of the highest 9 UFC PPV fights ever.
“If the MMA neighborhood goes to assist this unhealthy folks, this sport goes to go in a foul method,” Nurmagomedov stated.