Khabib reveals Conor McGregor rematch is possible but UFC rival 'could not offer me any resistance' in first fight

Khabib reveals Conor McGregor rematch is possible but UFC rival 'could not offer me any resistance' in first fight

September 8, 2020

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has given mixed messages over a possible Conor McGregor rematch.

The UFC legend is set for two more fights to round off a stunning career in the octagon, first facing Justin Gaethje in October.

Victory in that fight would set Khabib up for a mega 30-0 pro record, requiring just one more win before he calls it a day.

Georges St-Pierre has been eyed for that match-up but the Canadian veteran admits he would be far from his best at Khabib's weight – let alone the fact he hasn't fought in three years.

Therefore, fans have called on the Russian to fight McGregor in a rematch of their 2018 clash.

When asked about the possibility by Sports Express, Khabib claimed: "It's absolutely not interesting to me."

However he did backtrack slightly to suggest he can never fully rule out an encounter with the retired Irishman.

The 31-year-old added: "Of course, there is always some degree of probability.

"I have a challenger in front of me. He's respected, strong and active.

"I don't even think about [McGregor]. Everything that needed to be done, I did on October 6, 2018.

"And what they say in the media, it does not bother me at all.

"I proved that, as a fighter inside the cage, he could not offer me any resistance."

Khabib also considered the possibility of following McGregor to the boxing ring and taking on a crossover fight of his own.

If the lightweight champ ever desired such a bout, he named Floyd Mayweather as the best opponent going.

Khabib described the American as: "[The] most likely the only one [he would fight].

"Do I need him? I think I could make some money with him. But I would, so to speak, not want to sell my legacy for millions of dollars.

"I understand that, according to the rules of boxing, it is very difficult to defeat Mayweather.

"As such, I have no such interest in this fight. If there is a desire to make money, it would become possible."

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