Conor McGregor, who has a loss to Khabib by submission, is tied to a fight with Justin Gaethje this summer but it hasn’t been announced.
UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov sounded off on this potential where he’s not 100% sure who would win the fight.
“Justin Gaethje and Conor, it’s a hard question,” Nurmagomedov told MMA Junkie at a recent Dominance MMA media day event. “My opinion, I want Justin Gaethje, but I think (it’s) 50/50. I think you guys think (it’s) 50/50, too. Because it’s going to be stand-up fight, Justin is good, Conor is good on the standup, and I think it’s going to be 50/50.”
“Justin Gaethje is one of the best lightweights in the world, of course,” Nurmagomedov said. “Anyone in the top of the lightweight division is going to be hard. You have to believe this. You have to believe you can become champion one day. If not, why do you train? I respect his mind, I respect how he thinks, and I respect he want to show his skill, and he want to challenge himself. You have to.”