Last year at UFC 229 which took place on Oct. 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas featured former two-division world champion Conor McGregor and reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The fight ended up being the highest-grossing PPV fight in the history of UFC. The event generated around 2.4 Million pay-per-view buys in the United States. Even though Khabib Nurmagomedov won the fight, there has been an interest amongst fans for a rematch.
However, the Russian star doesn’t think that McGregor deserves a shot at the title.
“This guy [McGregor] have to come back and make nine- or 10-fight win streak. Then we gonna fight,” Nurmagomedov said, via ESPN. “Maybe people who watch this interview, they think, ‘Oh, he think about this, but when UFC ask this guy to fight Conor for millions of dollars, this guy is gonna take it.’ No. Fight. Come back and show who are you.
“Dana [White], no need to call me. Why he have to call me about this fight? We talk with Dana sometimes, he’s a good guy, but don’t talk with me about this crazy fight. I want to fight real guys — Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, maybe if one of the greatest athletes ever, Georges St-Pierre, wants to fight. I want to fight those guys. I don’t want to fight with a guy who never wins.”
Conor McGregor hasn’t won a fight since November of 2016. Back then he knocked out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 to become the lightweight champion of the world.