Khabib Nurmagomedov's team believes the win over old Donald Cerrone will not earn Conor McGregor the rematch against Khabib as revealed by his manager Ali Abdelaziz. UFC president Dana White announced that Conor will fight the winner of Khabib and Tony Ferguson for the lightweight title, after his impressive win over Cowboy at UFC 246.
Khabib's manager said that the Notorious has to win more fights before he gets the title shot against the Eagle
"The only chance this fight could happen is in the street. [McGregor would] have to do something spectacular. He's s---, you understand? ... Conor McGregor is one of the biggest stars because he's one of the biggest scumbags."
Abdelaziz told ESPN at Saturday's UFC 247 event in Houston.
Conor was heavily dominated by Khabib when the two lightweights met for the first time at UFC 229. The Russian picked up a submission win over Conor in the fourth round. The event was also highlighted by the aftermatch brawl between their teams that led to the suspension of both fighters and also were fined.
Khabib is currently preparing for a bout against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April. Khabib and Tony were booked several times in the past but the bout was canceled every time due to various reasons.
"Conor needs to earn things. He was a champion. He needs to earn things. Khabib really, really wants to make him earn it. It doesn't matter, because what he says. We have a really, really tough fight. Everybody forgets about Tony, dismissing him. Khabib has been training for three months straight and he has two more months."
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