It’s awfully clear that UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t care for Conor McGregor. After all, insulting a person’s religion and family doesn’t often land you on one’s good side. But Khabib is open to their feud ending, for what it’s worth.
“…everything is possible. Just as McGregor and I feuded, so we could reconcile,” Khabib told reporters at a press conference in Moscow on Monday.
Why now, though? What’s different?
“Who are we not to forgive one another when the Almighty forgives us?” he continues.
As for his next fight, Nurmagomedov has his preference. But it’s not someone in the UFC — it’s not Tony Ferguson. That fight just cannot seem to happen no matter how hard the promotion tries. Instead, the lightweight champ wants a chance to fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. And yes, it’s mostly for the money.
“For legacy and in the sense of the money aspect, and in a sporting sense, I think the Mayweather fight is much more interesting,” Khabib continued. “The athletics commission needs to finish up first and then we’ll talk.”
After making McGregor tap out, Nurmagomedov improved his MMA record to 27-0. And as it pertains to the UFC, he’s 11-0. Critics of him said his unbeaten didn’t matter unless he could beat the Irishman. He did. Now it’s up to Dana White and the UFC to find him his next opponent.
Who should it be?