Conor McGregor Reacts To Khabib Nurmagomedov's Victory Over Dustin Poirier At UFC 242
Conor McGregor wants his rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, and he wants it in Moscow.
Nurmagomedov returned to the Octagon at UFC 242 and he successfully defended his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier, and his arch rival McGregor has reacted to his dominant victory.
"Book my rematch for Moscow," the Irishman wrote on Twitter.
Book my rematch for Moscow.
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 7, 2019
Nurmagomedov, however, isn't interested in fighting McGregor again.
"This guy [McGregor] have to come back and make nine or ten-fight win streak. Then we gonna fight," he said in the lead up to his UFC 242 main-event bout.
"Maybe people who watch this interview, they think, 'Oh, he think about this, but when UFC ask this guy to fight Conor for millions of dollars, this guy is gonna take it'. No. Fight. Come back and show who are you.
"We talk with Dana sometimes, he's a good guy, but don't talk with me about this crazy fight. I want to fight real guys - Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, maybe if one of the greatest athletes ever, Georges St-Pierre, wants to fight. I want to fight those guys. I don't want to fight with a guy who never wins."
Can anyone stop @TeamKhabib after #UFC242:interrobang: pic.twitter.com/OHS5bp1Yri
- UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) September 7, 2019
McGregor, who hasn't fought since his submission defeat to Nurmagomedov last October, wants to run it back.
"In my return fight, I want my world title back. I want that redemption. The camp was incorrect. Knowing the commitment that I had in that camp. Knowing the performance that I put on," he said.
"You must understand my foot was a balloon when I walked into that fight. I've got all this footage backed up from that entire camp. I broke my foot three weeks out from that fight. My foot was a balloon.
"I dove in on one foot. My foot was a balloon. My toes came out of the socket and a guy had to come into the cage and break them back into place, the thing ballooned out and I hobbled in there and walked him down and did not give two shits. That was with a bad camp. That was with a half-committed camp."
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