Khabib Nurmagomedov Won’t Rule Out Future Reconciliation with Conor McGregor


The Khabib
rivalry culminated with a post-fight brawl following
their headlining bout at
UFC 229
. Despite the animosity that led to that incident,
Nurmagomedov could envision a situation where the two fighters
settled their differences in an amicable fashion.

“Everything is possible. Just as McGregor and I feuded, so we could
reconcile,” Nurmagomedov said at a news conference in Moscow on
Monday, per the Associated

“Who are we not to forgive one another when the Almighty forgives
us,” he added.

Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor via fourth-round submission on Oct.
6 in Las Vegas. After securing the tapout, “The Eagle” jumped out
of the Octagon to attack McGregor training partner Dillon
. That served as the catalyst for a post-fight melee that
also saw members of Nurmagomedov’s team enter the Octagon to
confront McGregor. Both Nurmagomedov and McGregor are expected to
appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Dec. 10 for a
disciplinary hearing.

Like McGregor before him, Nurmagomedov has expressed interest in a
potential showdown with retired boxing champion Floyd
. McGregor earned a lucrative payday for a boxing
match against “Money” in August 2017, which Mayweather won by
technical knockout in the 10th round. While UFC President Dana
White has dismissed the possibility of another one of his fighters
boxing Mayweather, Nurmagomedov appears to be more interested in
that bout than a pairing with current top UFC lightweight contender

“For legacy and in the sense of the money aspect, and in a sporting
sense, I think the Mayweather fight is much more interesting,”
Nurmagomedov said. “The athletics commission needs to finish up
first and then we’ll talk.”

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