UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is putting the strap on the line against Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229.
The champion has a request to make to UFC President Dana White and that is to stop kissing McGregor’s ass.
“Dana needs (to stop kissing his) ass,” Khabib said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “This is what Dana needs. And that’s it. Because how Dana can say, ‘Hey, where is Conor belts?’ He don’t know what happened the last two years? Max Holloway, how many times Max Holloway defend his title? He forget two years, if you don’t fight, UFC going to take your belt. And the UFC lightweight division had to move. Dana forget this? Hey, UFC has finally lightweight champion. Now we talk about Conor belt – he loses it. He lose his belt. He lose his mind, not only belt.”
White recently came out in support of McGregor, saying it was Nurmagomedov’s fault the UFC 223 bus attack happened in the first place.
Nurmagomedov even knows that the UFC wants McGregor to win the lightweight title on Saturday Night.
“Of course they want (him to) win,” he said. “I feel like, with me, UFC happy, too, because I have big name, too. But right now, I don’t talk about all people in the UFC. Some people want (him) to win. Of course. Because he have big name. They can make a lot of money with him. Why they need someone come to mount him and smash his face, crush his hype? They don’t need this.”
UFC 229 takes place on Saturday, October 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.