The UFC lightweight champion recently revealed that he wouldn’t coach opposite of McGregor the Ultimate Fighter 29, even if he was offered $5 billion.
“This Ultimate Fighter with him,” Nurmagomedov said to ESPN. “This is good attention for him. I don’t want to give him this. I never give him this. Even if they gave me 5 billion dollar - even if they give me UFC (ownership)- I’ll never do this. This is good attention for him. It’s done – everything is done. (On) October 6, I finished him and I finished everything about him.”
Nurmagomedov and McGregor met for the first and only time at UFC 229, with Nurmagomedov picking up a fourth round submission win on that night.
One thing that Nurmagomedov is looking forward to is new challenges, with the first of those being Justin Gaethje.
“I had new challenges – Dustin Poirier, now, Justin Gaethje,” Nurmagomedov said. “We’ll see who’s going to be next but I don’t think it’s going to be Conor McGregor.”