Khabib Nurmagomedov open to reconciliation with Conor McGregor

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Khabib Nurmagomedov in action against Conor McGregor (Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov is ready to put the past behind him.

During a Monday news conference in Moscow, the UFC champion revealed that he is open to settling his dispute with Conor McGregor once and for all after the two were involved in an altercation following their Oct. 6 bout at UFC 229.

“Everything is possible,” Nurmagomedov said, via The Associated Press. “Just as McGregor and I feuded, so we could reconcile.”

McGregor, who returned the Octagon after nearly a two-year hiatus, was defeated by Nurmagomedov in the fourth round of their fight. After he was declared the winner, Nurmagomedov was seen going to McGregor’s corner. McGregor was then seen throwing punches, inciting a massive brawl.

The two were initially placed on 10-day suspensions Oct. 15, though their bans were extended Oct. 24.

Nurmagomedov added that he would like a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. over the UFC’s preferred option of Tony Ferguson for his next fight once his suspension is lifted.

“For legacy and in the sense of the money aspect, and in a sporting sense, I think the Mayweather fight is much more interesting,” Nurmagomedov said. “The athletics commission needs to finish up first and then we’ll talk.”

The next scheduled hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission is set for Dec. 10.