Khabib Nurmagomedov insists he’ll ‘act based mostly on the state of affairs’ if he comes nose to nose with Conor McGregor at UFC 257.
The Russian fighter is more likely to be in attendance when McGregor makes his return to the game and faces Dustin Poirier.
Khabib has an extended historical past with the Irish fighter and the 2 simply plainly don’t like one another.
Their bitter rivalry dates again to 2016 after they have been seen in a shouting match backstage at an occasion, earlier than the notorious bus assault and at last their battle in 2018.
Regardless of The Eagle submitting McGregor, it has performed nothing to stem the hatred between the pair.
Nurmagomedov didn’t appear overly apprehensive a few state of affairs being engineered at UFC 257 the place the 2 meet.
“Why ought to I take into consideration that?” Khabib mentioned at a Moscow press convention. “I’ll act based mostly on the state of affairs.
“In the event you don’t like somebody or they don’t such as you, it’s okay. If I meet somebody I don’t like, I’ll act based mostly on the state of affairs.”
When requested if a gathering could possibly be set-up so as to construct curiosity in a possible rematch, Khabib mentioned: “Now we’re having a severe dialog. Possibly [they could]. They’re in a position to try this.
“Something can occur. It could possibly be Moscow, Abu Dhabi, New York… Consider me, they’re the very best at that. Nobody compares to them.”
Khabib, who’s 29-Zero in MMA, additionally dominated out the opportunity of any exhibition fights sooner or later.
“I had loads of fights all through my profession. I’ve no curiosity [in exhibition fights] in the mean time.
“I want to take some relaxation as I’ve solely not too long ago wrapped up with my sports activities profession.”