June 16, 2019
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UFC champ Nurmagomedov says he could reconcile with Conor McGregor

Pavel Golovkin | AP
Pavel Golovkin | AP
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov holds the trophy belt Monday during a news conference in Moscow, Russia. The Russian professional mixed martial arts fighter Nurmagomedov, said he can imagine a reconciliation with Conor McGregor after the bitter feud around last month's title fight, but said he would like to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

MOSCOW — UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he can imagine a reconciliation with Conor McGregor after the bitter feud around last month’s title fight.

Nurmagomedov says “everything is possible. Just as McGregor and I feuded, so we could reconcile.”

[Melee at UFC 229 after Nurmagomedov chokes out McGregor]

He adds he doesn’t know how he would react when he sees the Irish fighter next, saying “who are we not to forgive one another when the Almighty forgives us?”

Nurmagomedov says he would prefer a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. — without giving details of how it might be arranged — over the UFC’s preferred option of Tony Ferguson.

[Conor McGregor teammate denies inciting Nurmagomedov with anti-Muslim slur]

Nurmagomedov says “for legacy and in the sense of the money aspect, and in a sporting sense, I think the Mayweather fight is much more interesting.”

 



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