Manager Shuts Down Khabib-Conor McGregor Rematch

After Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242, Conor McGregor called for his rematch. Of course, he and Nurmagomedov fought at UFC 229 where it was the Russian who came out on top by fourth-round submission. For Nurmagomedov’s manager in Ali Abdelaziz, he believes people should not be talking about […]

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After Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242, Conor McGregor called for his rematch. Of course, he and Nurmagomedov fought at UFC 229 where it was the Russian who came out on top by fourth-round submission.

For Nurmagomedov’s manager in Ali Abdelaziz, he believes people should not be talking about Conor McGregor.

“Conor is like a sour ex-girlfriend she can’t get anybody else. This what Conor is,” Abdelaziz said to TMZ Sports.You heard what Justin Gaethje said, he is not a good person. The train has left him. We don’t want to talk about Conor, honestly. Khabib just had an amazing night on Saturday night, he fought a really fight great fighter he beat a world champion on Saturday. This is what we should be talking about, Conor, who cares.”

However, it would no doubt be a big fight and a big payday for everyone involved. Yet, Abdelaziz says Khabib Nurmagomedov does not want to deal with Conor McGregor and how he promotes ugliness. In fact, the manager says there is no chance of the rematch happening.

We already beat him, we already whooped his ass. It was no bad blood, he made it this ugly, this is the only thing he can do, promote ugliness,” he said. “We don’t promote uglinees, we are Muslim we promote peace. We fight in a violent sport, but at the end of the day you see what Khabib and Poirier did at the end of the fight, it was nothing but respect. We don’t want to go through the Conor bullshit again.”

“0.00 percent chance,” Ali Abdelaziz concluded.

Do you think we will ever get Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov 2?

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Khabib Claims Someone Could Go To Jail If He Runs Into Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor’s rivalry is still not over. The two fought at UFC 229 last October and the lead up to the fight saw both say racial, and controversial comments towards each other, their religion and families. It got so bad that many thought someone may die. Well, after Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor’s rivalry is still not over.

The two fought at UFC 229 last October and the lead up to the fight saw both say racial, and controversial comments towards each other, their religion and families. It got so bad that many thought someone may die.

Well, after Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the fourth-round there was a post-fight melee that got both suspended. Now, ahead of the Russian’s next fight against Dustin Poirier, he talked about his rivalry with the Irishman and says it is still not finished. And, if he sees him they are going to fight again, even if it means he goes to jail.

“Even this fight finish, not everything is finished,” Nurmagomedov said to ESPN (h/t MMA Fighting). “Just smash people it’s not enough. I talk about just smash only him? It’s not enough. We have to smash all his team. This is what I think before the fight. This is what I say to my team. ‘Hey, tonight, we’re going to war. This is not about fight.’

“It will never be finished. Ever. Even if we see [each other] somewhere, we’re going to fight, 100 percent. It doesn’t matter if someone go to jail or something like this. I’m not scared about this. If someone has to go to jail, they go to jail. . . They go to hospital and we’ll go to police. That’s it.”

The rivalry between the two is still there that it seems likely a rematch will happen. However, Nurmagomedov says he would rather fight Tony Ferguson or Georges St-Pierre next and he wants the Irishman to pick up a few wins before a rematch can be possible.

Whether or not Conor Mcgregor will do that is up in the air but he revealed he was close to fighting Justin Gaethje in July.

Do you think Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will fight again?

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Khabib’s Coach Wants Conor McGregor Rematch At AT&T Stadium

Khabib’s coach thinks that he has the perfect location for a rematch against Conor McGregor. In the meantime, Khabib Nurmagomedov could be facing a long suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) due to his actions at UFC 229. Obviously, a rematch between the UFC lightweight champ and McGregor would be a huge fight. […]

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Khabib’s coach thinks that he has the perfect location for a rematch against Conor McGregor. In the meantime, Khabib Nurmagomedov could be facing a long suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) due to his actions at UFC 229. Obviously, a rematch between the UFC lightweight champ and McGregor would be a huge fight.

American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez believes that Khabib’s going to do what his father thinks is best for him.

“Nobody else has that closeness to him,” Mendez said “After his father it’s me or Ali [Abdelaziz], or me and Ali. But as far as what he wants to do, it’s going to come down to basically what Khabib wants. It might not matter what the UFC wants with the Conor and Khabib rematch.”

Mendez was also asked if a rematch would justify a stadium show. This is when he thinks so and would take place AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“Now’s the time, to be honest with you. We don’t know with Conor, he’s so rich with his Proper 12. I hear it’s doing fantastic,” Mendez told Off The Brawl (H/T to MMAFighting). “He’s got a great image, bro. He appears to be a helluva businessman.

Now’s the time to strike while the iron is hot, I say Cowboys Stadium. That would do the pay-per-view numbers; that would do everything. I think now is the time to consider doing something like that. It would be the right place for a stadium show. Vegas would be the right place if they built the Raiders stadium in time, but that won’t be built in time.”

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Dana White Rules Out Restrictions For Possible Khabib vs. Conor Rematch

Dana White rules out any restrictions on the trash talk for a potential rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

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Dana White rules out the chance of putting any restrictions on the trash talk for a potential rematch between two top stars. The general feeling is that a rematch between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former UFC featherweight and lightweight champ Conor McGregor is likely. Khabib only has one more fight left on his current UFC deal and already has his sights set on a boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather.

Leading up to their first fight that went down at the UFC 229 pay-per-view event, there was a lot of trash talk. To the point that it led to a brawl. The UFC President recently said during an ESPN Q & A that he wouldn’t implement any rules or restrictions to keep things in line. The reason for that is due to this being the fight game. Crazy moments equals big money for everyone involved.

“Well my philosophy on this stuff is that this a fight,” said White. “Since the beginning of time people have said mean things to each other in a fight, no matter what. Muhammad Ali called Joe Frazier an Uncle Tom, back when that was one of the worst things you could say to a guy.”

Reason For White’s Mindset

White doubled down on how this is not the nice business, but rather is the fight business. Things could go out of hand as a result of that mindset.

“He called him a gorilla; ‘it’s gonna be a thriller and a chiller when I get the gorilla in Manilla,’ and things like that. And for the rest of his life, [Frazier] hated Muhammad Ali, hated him for the things that he said about him. This is not the nice business, this is the fight business. This wasn’t the first time that mean things were said to another person and it won’t be the last.”

At the end of the day, the UFC is just waiting to see what the NSAC does with these two fighters as they need to receive their punishments. The NAC meets on December 10th to discuss possible sanctions.

“I don’t know if the immediate rematch happens because we got to see what the Nevada State Athletic Commission hands down in December when that hearing happens,” White said. “So I’m not even thinking about that, I’m thinking about possibilities in the future but, right now, not even worth thinking about until we find out what happens in Nevada.”

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Joe Rogan Defends Conor McGregor From UFC 229 Criticism

Joe Rogan explains why Conor McGregor didn’t prematurely tap out against Khabib.

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Joe Rogan defends former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor from criticism about how his latest fight ended. McGregor lost to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the headliner of UFC 229 from Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the fight, Khabib submitted McGregor with what appeared to be a neck crank or face choke. Due to the choke not being under his chin, there have been many fight fans accusing McGregor of giving up early. It would’ve been a rear-naked choke should the choke be under the chin.

Now, the longtime UFC color commentator is sticking up for the former UFC champion. Rogan spoke about the ending of the fight on a recent episode of his podcast. He claims that McGregor did not tap prematurely.

“He did not tap prematurely,” Rogan said.(transcript via Pundit Arena). “He did not defend it though. He was done, he was beaten down. Khabib f**ked him up. There are a lot of people who don’t train who think that that was something that you shouldn’t tap to. They are out of their f**king minds. That is what is called ‘a fulcrum choke’. It’s not necessarily a choke. But it really feels like your head is going to pop off.”

Joe Rogan Breaks Down His Opinion

Rogan continued by stating that McGregor waited until he couldn’t take it anymore more and tapped.

“If you look at what Conor did, he just waited until he couldn’t take it anymore more and tapped. That was a perfect example of a fulcrum choke, a neck crank. It doesn’t have to be under the chin. It can be on the face and you’re going to get f**ked up.”

Rogan also stated that anyone who has doubts about the intensity of the choke needs to try the experience for themselves in order to understand the pain.

“All those folks out there saying it wasn’t a choke need to go have someone apply that to them. They need to start training jiu-jitsu and stop talking about MMA submissions. Not everyone is going to tap to that. Some others, unlike Conor, are going to be better at defending them. People tap.”

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Video: Dana White Has Intense Interview Over UFC 223 Bus Attack

Dana White got into an intense interview who brought up the UFC 223 bus attack involving Conor McGregor.

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Dana White has an intense interview with Waleed Aly of the Channel 10 show to promote UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide and UFC 234 next February. This is when Aly brought up the UFC 223 bus attack.

Back in April during fight week of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event, McGregor and several members of his entourage decided to fly from Ireland to Brooklyn, New York to get revenge on current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

It all started once the UFC lightweight champion got into an argument with McGregor’s training partner, Artem Lobov, earlier that week. This led to McGregor attacking the fighter bus that had Nurmagomedov on and he was arrested as a result, then was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

Aly brought up how there haven’t been any real punishments involving these fighters for their actions. This includes the bus attack and their UFC 229 post-fight brawl.

“We have a hearing that’s coming up in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) that’s coming up in December. They will lay down fines and suspensions and whatever they’re going to do. They’re actually coming after me for the promotion of the fight. So it was a bad night and believe me everybody asks me this question, White said (H/T to News.com).

Dana White Fires Back

White continued by stating that this incident isn’t good for business as they don’t need outside drama in order to sell fights.

You know, ‘This happened and it was bad, but it’s good for your business’, it’s really not good for business when things like that happen. We don’t need that type of stuff to sell a fight.”

This led to White defending himself by stating that McGregor was definitely punished for his actions.

“We do a show called UFC Embedded where we follow the fighters around. So those cameras were there when that happened because of that. But do you understand, he (McGregor) got arrested. He went to jail! He had to go before the New York Attorney-General. So they already took care of it, what am I going to do? What’s a suspension going to do? He was suspended, he couldn’t fight because he was in jail!”

Dana Doesn’t Back Down

Aly doubled down with his take and made it known that he wasn’t criticizing White but trying to get an answer from him.

“I’m levelling, that’s what I do. I put on fights. This guy was arrested, he was down there because we were supposed to be talking about a fight he was going to be in. He came and attacked a bus and got arrested and went to jail.”

White brought up how the UFC is overseen by the NSAC. Following their UFC 229 post-fight brawl, they’re both suspended for their actions.

“Now we’re overseen by the NSAC, so these guys can’t fight. They’re both on suspension, they’re going to get fined a certain amount of money. Whatever that number is that they suggest and then there’s going to be a suspension held out. That’s what Nevada does, they govern us. So what else am I going to do? Suspend them for another year? It doesn’t make sense.”

Finally, the UFC President made it known that reality is always better than a script that is written for MMA. Anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.

“Let me tell you what, reality is better than any script you could ever write. If you think that we would put our top guy in a position where he attacks a bus. Hurts other fighters then gets sued by all of them and then gets arrested. We’re not that good.”

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