Khabib Nurmagomedov Explains Why He Will Never Give Conor McGregor A UFC Title Shot
Khabib Nurmagomedov says Conor McGregor "doesn't deserve his attention" and vows to never give him a UFC title shot.
In January, the Irishman beat Donald Cerrone in a bid to earn a rematch against the undefeated Russian superstar.
'The Notorious' hasn't fought since his triumphant comeback but he's set to return to action next year when he faces Dustin Poirier.
I accept, Jan 23rd is on!
My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Proper Style! Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd. I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans!
Then Manny. #McGregorSportsandEntertainment
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 14, 2020
However, even if he comes out victorious at UFC 257, Nurmagomedov believes he's still undeserving of a shot against him.
Speaking to Yahoo Sports, he said: "Conor McGregor, I beat him already. Why (do) I have to fight with him?"
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The 28-0 fighter added: "He has to come back and be busy. Tell him be busy and that's it.
"I don't think he's ever going to deserve this title shot because he's not focused, drinks too much, smashes old people - he don't deserve my attention.
"Like, coaching with me on Ultimate Fighter or something like this. Forget about him."
Nurmagomedov also turned down a coaching gig opposite McGregor on The Ultimate Fighter.
He claims he wouldn't coach TUF against McGregor even if the UFC gave him $5 billion.
Even if they give me $5 billion - even if they give me the UFC - I [would] never do this."@TeamKhabib won't give Conor McGregor "good attention" by coaching TUF against him :no_entry_sign: (via @bokamotoESPN) pic.twitter.com/SVOI2YNCv3
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 13, 2020
'The Eagle' hasn't fought since his submission victory over Poirier at UFC 242 in September 2019.
But he makes his eagerly-awaited return against Justin Gaethje next weekend when he defends his UFC lightweight title at UFC 254.
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