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Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Teammates To Fight On Saturday

Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Teammates To Fight On Saturday

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov's rivalry is well known and much talked about and now a member of each UFC fighter's teams are set to face each other on Saturday at Bellator 217 in Dublin.

Back in October Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov went to war at UFC 229 with the fight becoming infamous for what transpired after the final bell as the Russian celebrated his win by leaping into the crowd to fight with one of the Irishman's camp.

Both men, as well as two of Khabib's teammates, were given suspensions and fines for their part in the incident.

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Everyone is hoping that at some point down the line the rivalry can be reignited with a rematch but for now we'll have to make do with Bellator 217 and two of their teammates going at it.

At the show Peter Queally, an SBG Ireland teammate of McGregor's, will take on Myles Price in the co-main event.

The two men used to be teammates but Price transferred to American Kickboxing Academy to help train Khabib ahead of UFC 229 and now they'll meet inside the octagon in Dublin.

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Speaking about leaving one gym for another Price said, "I did grow a lot as a fighter for sure. You grow a lot of confidence within your own team, and you go away, and you train with the best guys in the world. Especially with a prestige name like AKA. I also was very welcomed by the team."

"I feel like that helped me progress even more and build my confidence even more and brought my game on. At my level, I'm only going to progress little bits that add to my game overall. Yes, I improved overall, but as I've said, I'm not an NCAA wrestler within three months, but I'm much better at dealing with them."

Queally on the other hand is clearly annoyed at his rivals defection saying, "Everyone knows what he has done. People can say what they want, but Ireland's greatest sportsman was preparing for the biggest moment of his career. And this guy, an Irishman, a former team-mate, spent his own money to travel 5,000 miles to go help his opponent.

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"You tell me what that is. What's that? It's a rat, we call that in Ireland. It's very obvious what he has done, and there's no explanation needed as to why we are fighting. And that's why this fight is so popular. People know why we're getting in there.

"It'll be my crowd. He will get booed out of the building. Mark my words. This will not be a split crowd. This is my crowd. He is not an Irishman."

It won't be quite as heated as October but there certainly won't be any hugs.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Khabib, UFC News, MMA News, Bellator 217, UFC, mcgregor, MMA

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.