Khabib Nurmagomedov remains uninterested in fighting Conor McGregor in a rematch, insists the UFC champion’s manager Ali Abdelaziz.
The UFC wants to pair McGregor again with Nurmagomedov after the Irishman’s triumphant return to the octagon last month.
Nurmagomedov, however, has repeatedly insisted he doesn’t want to fight McGregor again, something his manager has reiterated.
‘The only chance [that] fight [between Nurmagomedov and McGregor] could happen is in the street,’ Abdelaziz told ESPN. ‘[McGregor would] have to do something spectacular. He’s s***, you understand?
‘Conor McGregor is one of the biggest stars because he’s one of the biggest scumbags.’
Nurmagomedov responded directly to the rumours of a rematch last week and even said he was not interested in a $100million offer to stage the showdown in Saudi Arabia.
‘Listen, there’s a lot of money for Khabib if Khabib fights Conor,’ Abdelaziz admitted. ‘But everything is not about money. Especially with Khabib.’
Nurmagomedov, who is undefeated in his pro career, is already booked to fight in April when he will defend his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson.
Abdelaziz refused to rule out the prospect of McGregor getting another crack at Nurmagomedov, but warned the two-weight champion he will be kept waiting.
‘Conor needs to earn things,’ Abdelaziz said. ‘He was a champion. He needs to earn things. Khabib really, really wants to make him earn it.
‘It doesn’t matter, because what he says.
‘We have a really, really tough fight. Everybody forgets about Tony, dismissing him.
‘Khabib has been training for three months straight, and he has two more months.’
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