Khabib Nurmagomedov shut down Conor McGregor rematch and revealed that his team is in talks with Tony Ferguson for a bout. The lightweight champion also explained the path for the former champion to face him but the route seems quite long that the Dagestani champion would likely be retired before the Irishman get to him.
Conor McGregor Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov in Jopardy?
As per the Eagle, Conor should win 8-10 fights to get the rematch. Khabib said:
“As for a rematch (with Conor McGregor), to fight for a belt in the UFC, I remember I had something like nine or 10 fights. If he wins 10 fights in a row, then that’s completely possible."
The Russian, however, confirmed that there have been negotiations going on to set up a bout with El Cucuy. Dana White earlier revealed that Khabib Vs Tony is targeted for March 2020 in Las Vegas where Khabib revealed will fight on one condition- The Nevada State Athletic Commission must apologize to him.
“We’re in talks now [for the Ferguson fight]. They suggested having it in Las Vegas in March, but they have to issue me an official apology for fining me for the incident on Oct. 6, 2018.”
He was fined for his involvement in the aftermatch brawl with Conor McGregor's team at UFC 229 for which he was fined. Nurmagomedov believes he's owed an apology and appears ready to decline fighting in Las Vegas until he gets one.
“If they apologize, I’ll fight. If not, we’ll pick another venue. I’ll fight in April in New York. I’ll be ready in April, March if Vegas apologizes or gives me back my money.
“Those are my conditions. We’re in talks now.”