MMA Dominance CEO and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz in a recent interaction revealed that UFC President Dana White called him and proposed that should Khabib Nurmagomedov win against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, he is planning on The Ultimate Fight on ESPN alongside Conor McGregor.
“Last week Dana White called me. He said, Ali, what do you think if Khabib win, he and Conor do The Ultimate Fighter on ESPN? This is breaking news. I said I don’t know, I’ll think about it.’And he said, of course, (vice versa) if Justin wins,” Ali Abdelaziz said to TMZ Sports. “It would be Khabib vs. Conor on The Ultimate Fighter, coaching. It would have been f*****g huge. Probably would have gone to the hospital because he would have beaten his a** and his whole team. Or Justin Gaethje vs. (McGregor)
Dana White has been repeatedly calling for the return of The Ultimate Fighter. Earlier, former #1 title contender Paulo Costa and team reached out to Dana White to coach alongside Israel Adesanya for the lead-up to UFC Middleweight Championship. However, according to Ali Abdelaziz, Dana White wants to see Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor coach The Ultimate Fighter ahead of the hugely anticipated rematch. However, Khabib Nurmagomedov has declined the offer, and according to the manager, he will never fight Conor McGregor again inside the octagon.
Manager claims Khabib Nurmagomedov will never fight Conor McGregor
“He can forget about Khabib. He can forget about the rematch,” he said. “Done. Dead. Never. Khabib will never fight him.” Abdelaziz said. It”s not surprising to see Khabib declining to fight Conor McGregor. The Lightweight Champion of the world has stated in the past that won’t fight Conor McGregor and that he should earn his rematch like any other fighter. Conor McGregor called retirement from the sport after his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov back at UFC 229. However, he returned a year later to take on Donald Cerrone at the Welterweight division. McGregor picked up an obliterating 40 second TKO victory in the very first round, announcing his comeback. However, he would retire later expressing his frustrations for not landing a fight. In the leaked private conversation with Dana White, McGregor revealed that he offered to fight numerous opponent, however, failed to land a fight.