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“We Have Bigger Fish To Fry” Khabib Won’t Fight McGregor Again

October 21, 2018

By Blake

KHABIB Nurmagomedov won’t fight Conor McGregor again, according to the Russian’s manager Ali Abdelaziz.

In a long wide-ranging interview, Abdelaziz said Khabib was toying with McGregor throughout the main fight of UFC 229 and the Russian star had no intentions of a rematch.

“We have bigger fish to fry,” he said.

“He’s (McGregor) in the past, we’ve just moved on. Right now he’s zero, he has no value, we don’t care about him, he can move on, enjoy his life, enjoy his family but he should be ashamed of himself for everything he said.

“If people back up a little bit, he almost got knocked out by a grappler. I guarantee you, if this guy’s going to keep talking and ask for a rematch, his family should try to stop him, his team should try to stop him, or they should get a life insurance for $100 million because he’ll be done.

“He says he want it but he don’t want it. How you want something like that? How you want a nightmare hunting you for 25 minutes? You have to understand, Khabib carried this boy.

“Khabib could have finished in the first, second, third round. He finished him in the fourth round. He carried him to punish him.”

Abdelaziz added he didn’t think the UFC would want McGregor to fight again.

“I don’t think Dana (UFC president White) wanted him to fight Khabib too because at the end of the day Conor brings money but how’re you going to have one of your biggest guys in the sport get killed two times,” he said.

“We know he’s no good. Dana White knows he’s no good. When Dana White made this fight, he knew this fight was going to make money but he knew who was going to get humbled.”

It’s not all bad news for UFC fans as Abdelaziz did say he’d like to see Khabib fight Georges St-Pierre.

The 37-year-old UFC legend recently called out Khabib and said it was the only fight that could lure him back into the octagon.

“This is a fight I’d like to see, see who is the greatest because I think whoever wins, they can go down in history as the greatest,” Abdelaziz said.

“But at the end of the day, I don’t think the UFC is going to go against and give Georges an opportunity to another title. I don’t think the UFC is going to put a title on the line for Georges.”

 

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