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Khabib Nurmagomedov Explains Why He Will Never Give Conor McGregor A UFC Title Shot

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.

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'The Notorious' hasn't fought since his triumphant comeback but he's set to return to action next year when he faces Dustin Poirier.

However, even if he comes out victorious at UFC 257, Nurmagomedov believes he's still undeserving of a shot against him.

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Speaking to Yahoo Sports via LowKickMMA, 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.

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"Like, coaching with me on Ultimate Fighter or something like this. Forget about him."

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Nurmagomedov also turned down a coaching gig opposite McGregor on The Ultimate Fighter.

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He claims he wouldn't coach TUF against McGregor even if the UFC gave him $5 billion.

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'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.

Featured Image Credit: Conor McGregor/YouTube

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, UFC, UFC 254

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Darren Till, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.