Conor McGregor, and Habib Nurmagomedova: USA Today Sports / Reuters
Irish fighter of the mixed style (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor spoke about the negotiations with the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) on a rematch against the Russian Habib Nurmagomedov. Interview with 31-year-old athlete was released on the YouTube channel BT Sport.
McGregor said that the leadership of the UFC offered him to fight with Russian fighter in April 2020, when organizations have problems in negotiations with American Tony Ferguson. McGregor said that immediately agreed, but then Ferguson came back to the discussion of conditions and was selected as the opponent of the Russians.
19 Jan McGregor returns to the octagon. He will face American Donald serron in the Welterweight division and will head the UFC 246. Also during the evening will perform and Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleinik. His opponent will be American Maurice Greene.
January 11, McGregor expressed his willingness to come on as a substitute in the case if Nurmagomedov or Ferguson, for whatever reason, will be removed from combat. In an interview with BT Sport he reiterated this idea, noting that it will be able to fit into the light weight category.
The fight between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson will be held April 18 (April 19 Moscow time) in Brooklyn. Before their duels was broken four times.
The last time McGregor stepped into the octagon in October 2018. He lost Nurmagomedov in a duel for a belt of the champion of UFC in the lightweight division.
Video, photo All from Russia.