In an interview with ESPN journalist Brett Okamoto the UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov pretty drove over to his former opponent Conor McGregor, who yesterday expressed a desire to replace the Russians in a fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. According to Habib, “Notorius” will never be the leader of the 155-pound division, despite all their attempts.
“Remember what happened 6 October 2018? Conor spent six months in a training camp, doing everything they could. He talked a lot before the fight, six months, trained hard and then went into the octagon and knocked like a chicken.
While I’m here, Tony Ferguson will at best be a temporary champion and Conor will always be the second number. He’s never been able to do to me. Inside the cage, McGregor zero. What he showed in our fight? Nothing at all. Well, everyone is talking about his rack, but all the rounds I had with him on the feet.
While I’m in the UFC, Tony will always be the interim champion, but McGregor is number two. These guys will always be second and first. They are destined to be a second, temporary, fake. These guys are not on my level. Well, make it a fight for the interim title. Ferguson deserved it, but Conor is the second number. All know who’s the best,” said Habib Nurmagomedov.