Conor McGregor Accuses Khabib Nurmagomedov And Teammates Of Running Away
Quite a number of questions was answered yesterday, when Khabib Nurmagomedov, who threatened to pull out of UFC 242 if his teammates weren’t given reduced sentences, finally said he’d fight in Abu Dhabi. With the suspensions of his teammates reduced — thus opening doors for them to compete at UFC 242, “Eagle” has finally accepted to fight Dustin Poirier to unify the titles.
One man who wouldn’t be thrilled with Khabib’s decision to hold out for NSAC to cater to his whims, is former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. At UFC 229, Conor was soundly beaten by Khabib. Because of the chaos that ensued, both Conor and Khabib, along with Khabib’s teammates received suspensions.
As previously reported, the Irishman recently sat down with Tony Robbins on his podcast, and talked about what went down at UFC 229. However, Conor also accused Khabib and his teammates of also running away from him.
“At the end of the day, I landed the final blow of the night, right on his brother’s eye socket”, Conor told Robbins. “Although the match didn’t go my way, the fight went my way. And trust me when I tell you Tony, this war is not over. If this fight does not happen again, if it does not get reset, it’s on them. They (Khabib and his teammates) are running away. I’m here for the fight and for the rematch.”
From Conor’s demeanour, it was also obvious that the Irishman only considered the Khabib Nurmagomedov fight as one worth fighting inside the Octagon. With his successful ventures outside the cage, there is now a chance that McGregor, who last fought at UFC 229 towards the end of 2018, might never fight in the UFC again.
Khabib Nurmagomedov will next fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi in September in a title unification fight.