Khabib about the fight Conor vs Dustin on January 24.
Khabib will choose his opponent himself. And not only in this fight!
The information that Conor and Dustin will fight for the UFC champion belt, which is owned by Khabib Nurmagomedov, turned out to be false. As UFC President Dana White said, Khabib will watch the fight and if the sight impresses him, the 30th fight of the Russian will be possible. But it is not exactly. It is also not certain that Khabib will fight with the winner of this particular fight. At least there is also a fight between Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler, as well as Charles Oliveira, after which the things will be clear.
Khabib said, "I'm going to watch two lightweight fights at UFC 257. If someone in the fights Conor McGregor - Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler - Dan Hooker shows something impressive, I will come back and fight." He also mentioned Charles Oliveira. "We have two fights ahead, and we also have Oliveira. If these guys show something, Khabib will come back," said UFC President Dana White on the air of the American ABC channel.
Of course, these words angered the fighters. And first of all, Conor McGregor. Notorious had already agreed that Khabib did not wait for the award ceremony after defeating him and therefore cannot be considered the crowned champion.
The anger of the Irishman is so great that the UFC insured itself and decided to postpone the fight with the participation of Khabib's cousin Umar Nurmagomedov. The wording was not announced, but everyone understands that this transfer is from the category of "whatever happens."
Read our prediction for the upcoming fight here.