Khabib Nurmagomedov would like nothing more than to fight UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor down the line.
McGregor has been trying to get a superfight made between he and Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fight that Nurmagomedov feels is a dangerous one for MMA.
“But in truth, for MMA it is a very dangerous fight. We're close to boxing in terms of popularity ratings. And if the most-promoted fighter the UFC such as McGregor is defeated by a 40-year-old boxer, it would be a blow to the reputation of MMA. But the money apparently outweighs any risks,” Nurmagomedov said to MMA News.
Even though he considers the fight a dangerous one for the sport, the undefeated MMA fighter does think the fight is an interesting one.
“As a fan, it is a very interesting fight,” Khabib said. “I understand perfectly why it is carried out. It is guaranteed to bring the organizers a lot of money. Such an event the world of martial arts is not yet known.”
A timetable has yet to be set for Nurmagomedov’s MMA return, but it should happen sometime this summer.