‘They go to hospital and we go to police’: Khabib Nurmagomedov warns Conor McGregor he is willing to go to JAIL to finish off bitter UFC rival
- Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t back down in his rivalry with Conor McGregor
- The Russian star defeated McGregor in a dominant performance last year
- Khabib’s win was marred by ugly scenes in which he attacked McGregor’s team
- Nurmagomedov said he is willing to go to jail if he sees his arch rival again
Khabib Nurmagomedov shows no sign of backing down from his bitter feud with arch rival Conor McGregor as the Russian star revealed the lengths he is willing to go to if the pair were to meet again.
The UFC lightweight champion defeated his foe in a highly-anticipated bout last year before launching himself out of the octagon to attack McGregor’s team, in a dark ending to the lightweight title fight.
The pair have exchanged relatively little by way of communication since the contest, but Khabib insisted the rivalry was still well and truly alive despite his dominant performance in Sin City.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has refused to back down in his bitter rivalry with Conor McGregor
Despite defeating the Irishman in a dominant performance last year, the rivalry is not over
Khabib told ESPN: ‘Even [the October fight] did not finish it.
‘Just to smash people is not enough. I talk about just smash only him? It’s not enough. We have to smash all his team.
‘This is what I think before the fight. This is what I say to my team, “Hey, tonight, we’re going to war; this is not about a fight.”‘
Of the two, it is the loud Irishman who has stirred the most controversy during the rivalry, labeling his Muslim rival’s wife a ‘towel’, as well as attacking a bus that the champion was sat on.
The Dagestan native reiterated his belief that the rivalry will never truly be over between the pair, before giving his analysis of what happened during the infamous post-fight scenes in Vegas.
‘It will never be finished, ever,’ he said. ‘Even if we see (each other) somewhere, we’re going to fight, 100 per cent.
‘It doesn’t matter if someone goes to jail or something like this. I’m not scared about this – they go to hospital and we go to police. That’s it.’
The UFC lightweight champion launched an attack on McGregor’s team after his win in Vegas
Khabib said he is willing to go to jail if he sees his arch rival again such is his anger for the man
Any talk of a rematch have been well and truly dampened by the 31-year-old, who is on a quest to secure the title of the greatest athlete to compete in the sport. Khabib has his sights on bouts with long-time foe Tony Ferguson before a mega-fight with former two-weight world champion George St Pierre.
‘This guy has to come back and make nine- or 10-fight win streak, then we going to fight.
‘I want to fight real guys – Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, maybe if one of the greatest athletes ever, Georges St-Pierre, wants to fight.
‘I want to fight those guys. I don’t want to fight with a guy who never wins.’
Khabib successfully defended his title for a second time earlier this month when he defeated interim champion Dustin Poirier inside three rounds in Abu Dhabi.
Khabib successfully defended his title for a second time when he defeated Dustin Poirier