Conor McGregor is adamant he has the reply to ‘destroy’ bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in a rematch of their 2018 battle.
The Russian, who defeated McGregor through a fourth-round neck crank at UFC 229, is presently having fun with retirement after strolling away following his victory over Justin Gaethje.
Regardless of Khabib by no means tasting defeat and even going through adversity in any of his 29 fights, McGregor believes he has the data and the model to finish the Russian’s reign over the light-weight division.
When requested about Nurmagomedov’s latest retirement, McGregor instructed ESPN: “I believe he’s afraid to battle me. That’s for rattling certain. And I don’t blame him. I do know precisely what to face.
“I fought the very best of him that night time, he fought the worst of me on that night time. He is aware of it, I do know it, his crew is aware of it.
“I’ve [got] the reply to destroy that man. He can pull the wool over folks’s eyes for under so lengthy.”
The Dagestan native walked away from preventing in October after competing for the primary time for the reason that demise of his father.
Nevertheless, it appears to be like like will probably be the one and solely time he ever competes with out his father by his aspect after promising his mom he was carried out with preventing.
As for McGregor, the Irishman might be returning to the octagon for the primary time in 12 months when he takes on Dustin Poirier on the primary occasion of UFC 257 subsequent week.