CONOR McGREGOR said NO to a final-minute struggle towards Khabib Nurmagomedov, in accordance to the Russian.
The Eagle has revealed it was Infamous’ selection NOT to defend his belt at UFC 233 this weekend in Brooklyn, saying he won’t be prepared in time.
Nurmagomedov, 29, was due to struggle Tony Ferguson, who has backed out after a freak accident noticed him injury knee ligaments.
And he has revealed that McGregor was given first refusal on the bout, however six days’ discover was too brief a window to make weight.
Nurmagomedov advised TMZ Sports activities: “My first choice when Tony's out, I inform, ‘Hey, the place's Conor? I want Conor. He's champ. Convey this man.’
“When UFC name [Conor], he say, 'Oh, I’m not prepared.’”
McGregor yesterday responded, saying: "These fools pull out extra occasions than I do with my d***."
Dana White lately admitted that there merely wasn’t sufficient time for McGregor to make battle weight and referred to as in UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway as an alternative.
Khabib is assured of getting the win towards Holloway after which he would really like to battle UFC legend Georges St. Pierre.
Nurmagomedov added: “After this battle, I'm gonna ask UFC, ‘Hey, Madison Sq. Backyard, me vs Georges St-Pierre – November. 155lb.’”
Ferguson is predicted to go beneath the knife after his knee ligament injury, together with his speedy UFC future on maintain.
CONOR McGREGOR said NO to a final-minute battle towards Khabib Nurmagomedov, in accordance to the Russian.