Conor McGregor's Coach Responds To Moscow Challenge From Khabib Nurmagomedov's Dad
Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh would "love to visit Moscow" in response to a rematch challenge from Khabib Nurmagomedov's father.
Abdulmanap laid down the gauntlet to McGregor by opening the door for a second showdown in Moscow and Team McGregor in the shape of his head coach has responded.
On Twitter, he wrote: "I'd love to visit Moscow".
I'd love to visit Moscow- Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) October 3, 2019
McGregor also appeared to suggest that he'd be happy to fight the UFC lightweight champion in the Russia star's own backyard.
After Khabib submitted Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 last month in Abu Dhabi, McGregor said: "Book my rematch for Moscow".
Book my rematch for Moscow.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 7, 2019
Abdulmanap called on McGregor to face his son in Moscow after the Irishman's Tweet.
"If McGregor wants it, then Moscow is waiting for him," he told YouTube channel "Zhivina100. "He said once that he has more fans here than Khabib. We want to host him in Moscow, he is welcome - we are waiting."
Of course, Khabib stopped McGregor when they fought last year at UFC 229. He submitted him in the fourth round to defend his UFC lightweight title, which sparked a mass brawl between both sets of teams.
McGregor hasn't fought since his devastating submission defeat but he's eager to run it back, though Khabib's dad expects his son to face Tony Ferguson next in the UFC.
"Before McGregor we should finish our business with Ferguson," he said.
"Because he had 28 fights and runs a 12-fight winning streak in the UFC, just like Khabib. Such winning streaks and such big fights have never happened in the UFC.
"So, I think Madison Square Garden is a good place for this fight, but we won't fight earlier than March."