While Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier prepare for their highly-anticipated rematch in Calgary, Canada,lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took part in a Q&A with UFC fans.
Before UFC on FOX 30’s ceremonial weigh-ins, Nurmagomedov fielded numerous queries about the potential blockbuster matchup with, which is currently in negotiations for late 2018. The Russian specifically addressed making McGregor pay for the chaotic event that took place with a bus and security back in April.
My plan is make him fight. Make him fight, make him tired, and make him give up. This is my plan, I don’t want to finish him early. I want to make him pay, about all things, what happened. You know, I can’t believe enough we’re finally going to fight. I can’t believe. Wait to sign, wait on where we’re going to fight.
When cage close, I’m going to believe. But, before? No way.
Nurmagomedov believes a fight with McGregor will be different than the ones he had with Edson Barboza, Rafael dos Anjos, and Michael Johnson. He expects to take him down multiple times in their potential matchup.
I’m going to cut this angle and try to take him down 100 times, and it’s going to be different fight. People think, okay, if Khabib going to fight like I fight versus Iaquinta, okay, he can beat me. But you have to watch all my fights, all my 10 fights, it’s all different. When I fight with (Edson) Barboza, (Rafael) dos Anjos, Michael Johnson, all fight is different. And we will see. We will see.
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