Manager: Khabib Won’t Fight Conor McGregor Unless Certain Thing Happens

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UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov fights Tony Ferguson in the headliner of the UFC 249 PPV event. 

Conor McGregor, who has a loss to Khabib by submission, has stated that he wants the winner of this fight. It should be noted that McGregor is tied to a fight with Justin Gaethje this summer but it hasn’t been announced. 

Nurmagomedov and Gaethje’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, shared some interesting news in an interview recently. 

“If Khabib wins on April 18, Conor McGregor is not getting a title shot — simple,” Abdelaziz told ESPN. “Dana White is the best promoter of all time because he understands fighting and matchmaking. The only way Conor McGregor can fight for a title is if he beats someone like Justin Gaethje. If he were to do that, it would be hard to deny him.

“The reason why I don’t think he’s fought Justin Gaethje is I think out of everybody in the UFC, Justin Gaethje takes people to a different place. Many people break. And we’ve seen Conor McGregor break before. Justin Gaethje is a nightmare matchup for him.”

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