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Kamaru Usman Would 'Kill' Conor McGregor In A Fight, Says Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager

Kamaru Usman Would 'Kill' Conor McGregor In A Fight, Says Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager

Khabib Nurmagomedov's manager has slammed Conor McGregor's chances of beating Kamaru Usman by insisting a welterweight fight would be 'suicidal.'

McGregor last competed inside the octagon when he clashed against Khabib for the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 229 in October 2018.

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But the 31-year-old UFC superstar announced that he would make his MMA comeback in 2020 and is scheduled to face Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout on 18th January at UFC 246.

However, Ali Abdelaziz believes that McGregor wouldn't stand a chance against UFC welterweight champ Usman.

"It would be suicide for him to fight Kamuru even if he wins [in January]," he told Chael Sonnen's podcast.

"Secondly, he doesn't want to cut weight. They're a bunch of lazy motherf*****s, they don't want to make the weight."

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Usman, 32, captured the welterweight championship against Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 in March.

And the 'Nigerian Nightmare' is scheduled to clash with Colby Covington at UFC 245 on 14th December.

Abdelaziz made an audacious claim that McGregor would "probably get crippled" in a fight with Usman.

"If you're talking about Conor fighting at 170 and fighting Usman, his family better have life insurance because he might kill him," he explained.

"I don't think it's a fair fight. I don't think the athletic commission should approve a fight between Kamaru and Conor.

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"I think something will happen to him, he'll probably get crippled, something bad will happen."

McGregor is reportedly targeting three fights in 2020 and one of those is a rematch with fierce rival Khabib.

But Khabib's manager claims that the Irish superstar's decision to compete at welterweight for his next fight shows he doesn't want a rematch with the 'Eagle.'

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"He's actually not smart because if he actually wanted to fight Khabib, he would of fought Cerrone at 155," he said.

"Even if he beats Cerrone, do you think Khabib is going to fight him at 155? No, Khabib even said he needs to win 10 fights.

"People think Khabib is just talking, but when Khabib said I'm not fighting in Vegas, he didn't fight in Vegas.

"For sure, [from a] financial standpoint it's a good fight, but I can't force him on what to do because he's a man, he's different, he has principles."

Featured Image Credit: PA/Chael Sonnen

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Notorious, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, eagle, MMA, Kamaru Usman

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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