Khabib Nurmagomedov Trolls Conor McGregor For Submission Losses

Conor McGregor became the first fighter to secure TKO or knockout victories in three different weight classes back at UFC 246 last week. The pay-per-view (PPV) event was headlined by McGregor taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. After 40 seconds, McGregor took out Cerrone with a vicious onslaught. Now, the question remains – who […]

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Conor McGregor became the first fighter to secure TKO or knockout victories in three different weight classes back at UFC 246 last week.

The pay-per-view (PPV) event was headlined by McGregor taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. After 40 seconds, McGregor took out Cerrone with a vicious onslaught. Now, the question remains – who is next for McGregor? There are plenty of options, but the choice that UFC president Dana White seems to be leaning towards is a rematch between McGregor and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Recently, Nurmagomedov took to Twitter to troll McGregor. While the Irishman boasts about having TKO finishes in three weight divisions, Nurmagomedov reminded McGregor he also has submission losses in those three divisions as well.

Nurmagomedov is gearing up to defend his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in Brooklyn. However, McGregor wants to fight again before next summer. With that being said, he doesn’t sound like he’ll be waiting around for Nurmagomedov. Other options available for McGregor include Jorge Masvidal at 170 pounds, a Nate Diaz trilogy bout, or even a welterweight title fight with Kamaru Usman.

Whatever the case, it’s likely McGregor and Nurmagomedov will run things back before the year is up. The pair first met back in October of 2018 where they headlined the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) event. Nurmagomedov dominated most of the fight with his grappling abilities, before submitting the Irishman in the fourth round with a neck crank.

Since, Nurmagomedov has racked up another successful title defense, when he also submitted Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi back in September. Should Nurmagomdov get by what will likely be his toughest test in Ferguson, a rematch with McGregor becomes even bigger. Of course, McGregor will have to continue his winning ways as well.

What do you think about Nurmagomedov trolling McGregor for his submission losses?

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Khabib’s Father Proposes Special Rules Bout With Floyd Mayweather

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father would like to see his son compete against Floyd Mayweather under special rules. Nurmagomedov has a lot to consider regarding his fighting future. “The Eagle” will put his UFC lightweight title on the line …

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father would like to see his son compete against Floyd Mayweather under special rules. Nurmagomedov has a lot to consider regarding his fighting future. “The Eagle” will put his UFC lightweight title on the line against Tony Ferguson on April 18. If he is successful, he would likely be due for a massive […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Has Unique Challenge For Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather really wants to box a mixed martial arts (MMA) star again. Back in 2017, Mayweather boxed Conor McGregor in the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) of all time. Despite McGregor making things competitive early on, Mayweather eventually finished the Irishman in the 10th round. Over the years, there has been a lot of chatter about […]

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Floyd Mayweather really wants to box a mixed martial arts (MMA) star again. Back in 2017, Mayweather boxed Conor McGregor in the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) of all time. Despite McGregor making things competitive early on, Mayweather eventually finished the Irishman in the 10th round.

Over the years, there has been a lot of chatter about the pair potentially rematching. However, after UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor in 2018, there has also been talks of “The Eagle” possibly boxing Mayweather. Mayweather certainly seems interested in boxing the UFC lightweight champ, posting the following on his Instagram this past weekend.

Before Nurmagomedov can think of a boxing fight with Mayweather, he has a lightweight title defense to worry about. The Russian champ puts his gold up for grabs against Tony Ferguson, the man many believe can hand Nurmagomedov the first loss of his MMA career, at the UFC 249 PPV from Brooklyn, New York on April 18.

After that, however, the Nurmagomedov camp tells TASS that they’re open to fighting Mayweather, and will begin negotiations for the fight. Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap, noted that his son will work with unified lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko for six months before fighting Mayweather. He also threw in an interesting stipulation. The Nurmagomedovs are willing to box 11 rounds with Mayweather, but want the 12th and final round to be under MMA rules.

“Mayweather has statistics on fights of 50 wins and zero losses, he is the greatest in boxing and he wants to fight with the same champion who did not lose a single fight, with Khabib, everything is fine, but now we have Tony Ferguson on the line. We said a long time ago: let us finish with Tony, after that we will work with [the team of Ukrainian boxer Vasily] Lomachenko for six months, then there will be a boxing fight.

“We offer any day anywhere, with only one condition: 11 rounds in boxing and one in mixed martial arts (MMA). We will stand 11 rounds against the best boxer, so why not go one round according to the rules of MMA with us? But all things will happen after Tony.”

It will be interesting to see if Mayweather would ever agree to compete under an MMA ruleset. Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant and punishing fighters on the ground, so it’s very hard to believe that Mayweather would risk taking that level of damage.

What do you think about Nurmagomedov boxing 11 rounds with Mayweather, and fighting in MMA for one round?

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Alexander Volkanovski Welcomes Khabib Nurmagomedov Challenge

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski admits he has thought about a potential matchup with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Volkanovski became the featherweight champion at UFC 245 last month after outpointing Max Holloway. Despite being one of the smaller 145-pounders, “The Great” upset the odds once again to emerge victorious. Holding wins over the likes of […]

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UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski admits he has thought about a potential matchup with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Volkanovski became the featherweight champion at UFC 245 last month after outpointing Max Holloway. Despite being one of the smaller 145-pounders, “The Great” upset the odds once again to emerge victorious.

Holding wins over the likes of Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo as well, Volkanovski feels he could take up the challenge of facing the undefeated Nurmagomedov — who nobody has been able to figure out just yet:

“Lets be honest, I’m not an easy man to hold down,” Volkanovski told TMZ (via MMA Junkie). “Me being short sometimes works in my favor. These little limbs get me up pretty easily. I’m very strong, I’ve got very good base and then obviously you’s know I can strike so it definitely is intriguing.

“A lot of people are going to be like: ‘Oh he’s way bigger than you.’ Whatever, mate! I’ve been versus people way bigger than me my whole life and it’s never held me down, so me being shorter ain’t a problem. I believe pound-for-pound I’m one of the strongest in the UFC, and even for the lightweights, they feel my power.”

However, it is unlikely that Volkanovski and Nurmagomedov will face each other in the near future. That’s not a bad thing either as the Australian feels featherweight is definitely his division.

But that doesn’t mean he isn’t ruling out a future move up:

“It’s definitely my division,” Volkanovski added. “I make weight pretty easily, I’m very strong in this division. I’m the champ of this division so it’s obviously working well for me.

“I’m strong in the lightweight division, to be quite honest. But obviously those boys are bigger, but again (with) my strength I wouldn’t be afraid to go up either.”

What do you make of Volkanovski’s comments?

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Conor McGregor is on Floyd Mayweather’s Radar According to Dana White

Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246 came with a lot of buzz. Most of it as of now is what’s next for the former two division champion but it’s not just the fans that are interested in the UFC star. With both McGregor and UFC President Dan…

Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246 came with a lot of buzz. Most of it as of now is what’s next for the former two division champion but it’s not just the fans that are interested in the UFC star. With both McGregor and UFC President Dana White seemingly set on having McGregor face current […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals How Much Money He Needs For Conor McGregor Rematch

Conor McGregor is officially back, and UFC president Dana White knows exactly what he wants to do with him next. McGregor made quick work of Donald Cerrone in their UFC 246 headliner this past weekend, putting “Cowboy” away in 40 seconds. After the event, White noted that he’s looking to book a rematch between UFC […]

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Conor McGregor is officially back, and UFC president Dana White knows exactly what he wants to do with him next.

McGregor made quick work of Donald Cerrone in their UFC 246 headliner this past weekend, putting “Cowboy” away in 40 seconds. After the event, White noted that he’s looking to book a rematch between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and McGregor next. However, Nurmagomedov must first defend his title against Tony Ferguson this April.

Nurmagomedov has been very vocal in the past that McGregor needs to win at least 10 fights in a row before earning a rematch with him. Speaking to RIA Novosti, Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap, revealed his son would be happy to grant McGregor a rematch after his fight with Ferguson – but only for $100 million. (H/T MMA Mania)

“We also need revenge against Conor,” Abdulmanap said. “But give us $100 million. The day after the fight against Ferguson, give us that amount and then why not get revenge? I don’t know, maybe Dana White wants to arrange it (for that amount), he needs that fight.”

As for McGregor’s performance against Cerrone, Abdulmanap was not impressed. He doesn’t consider McGregor or Cerrone to be top 10 material at 170 pounds.

“Nothing surprising, I saw nothing new,” Nurmagomedov said. “This is the 170 pound weight division, where the strongest fighters are gathered, regardless of weight category. Therefore, I think that absolutely nothing has changed in this weight, the current champion has remained on the throne.

“The top contender for the lightweight title is Tony Ferguson. If Conor wants to prove something at welterweight, then there are Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal — these are the greatest fighters. McGregor and Cerrone in this weight aren’t even top ten.”

Are you interested in a Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor rematch? Will the fight happen this year?

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