Conor McGregor decides to attend lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi
- Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier are going to fight in UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi
- It will be Khabib’s first fight since beating Conor McGregor last October
- McGregor will not be in the ring to watch the lightweight title match on Saturday
Conor McGregor will not travel to Abu Dhabi to watch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov fight against Dustin Poirier in a lightweight title defense for a long time.
It will be Khabib’s first fight since beating McGregor with a rear naked choke in Las Vegas last October.
That fight ended abruptly after Khabib jumped over the octagonal walls during his collision with McGregor, with a fight that subsequently erupted between members of the two teams.
Khabib Nurmagomedov brings Conor McGregor to victory in October last year
After the game ended, Khabib led to a fight between the two teams
Khabib returns to the cage to fight Dustin Poirier with the lightweight title on the line
Dana White said to ESPN: “He won’t be here. I normally talk to Conor twice a month, but I spoke to him this morning. He will not be here, but he will watch. ”
Although McGregor reportedly likes to challenge the title of 155 lb again, he will not look from the cage.
Instead, he chose to stay away while continuing to recover from a hand injury that prevented him from competing.
Khabib wrote at the time on a seemingly brutal apology: “My face when someone says they didn’t like my jump, but I tried so hard.
“I hope I didn’t hurt anyone with this jump.”
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The Russian choked his Irish opponent in the fourth round of their championship fight
“We lost the game but won the fight. The war continues, “McGregor claimed after the fight