UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is focused solely on his super fight against Floyd Mayweather this coming August.
Once the champion exits the boxing ring and returns to the Octagon, he wants to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in his home country of Russia.
“You know what Conor told me? He said, ‘I want Khabib in Russia,'” UFC President Dana White told MMA Junkie. “Isn’t he (expletive) awesome? He’s like, ‘I want Khabib, in Russia.’ He’s awesome. Conor McGregor is a (expletive) unicorn. There’s nothing like him. He’s working on boxing Floyd Mayweather and then he’s talking about fighting Khabib in Russia right after.”
It was at UFC 205 that McGregor and Nurmagomedov both competed in their last fights in UFC. Both walked out victorious.
White also believes that McGregor wanting to fight in Russia is one of the reasons he is one of the biggest superstars in combat sports.
“Those are the kind of things that make that kid a (expletive) superstar,” White said. “I’ve got guys telling me, ‘I don’t want to (expletive) – I don’t want to fight this guy, and I don’t want to do this.’ (Conor says), ‘I want Floyd Mayweather then I want (expletive) Khabib in Russia.’ How do you not love him? How do you not love Conor McGregor? Amazing.”
Coach John Kavanagh recently stated that McGregor would like to make his Octagon return this December.