Khabib Nurmagomedov is already setting his sights on a future Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title fight in the second half of 2017, after “Notorious” finishes his 10-month paternity leave.
Which includes, but is not limited to, outside endeavors like this.
McGregor, who owns the 155-pound strap, will likely call for an immediate rematch (is normal) if and when “The Eagle” proves victorious. But unfortunately for the trash-talking Irishman, the answer will be nyet.
“After I finish [Ferguson], then Conor and after I finish Conor, UFC will maybe want to make rematch. But I say, ‘No, calm down. You have to stand in line.’ I came to the UFC to fight with top-level fighters and become the undisputed, undefeated champion. This is my goal. A lot of people fight with [McGregor] because of money. I can give him money if he needs money.”
Personal loans are all the rage these days.
Nurmagomedov (24-0) won’t have to worry about opening his wallet or turning down rematches if he can’t get past fellow top contender Tony Ferguson. They collide for the interim strap at UFC 209 this March in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the winner moving on to face “Notorious” in late summer/early fall.
Unless this happens.