Speaking in his post-fight interview at UFC 219, Khabib Nurmagomedov stated that he has now set his sights on Tony Ferguson. However, in recent days, it seems as if the Russian has only one man in mind.
Since the turn of the year, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have fired multiple shots at one another via their official social media accounts and on Wednesday afternoon, the Russian gave an interview in which he stated that he was willing to fight the ‘Notorious’ Irishman for free.
Asked how much he would need to be paid to enter the Octagon with McGregor, Nurmagomedov replied without hesitating; “Zero“.
‘Zero man. I don’t need money. I need only real fight – fight for the title. I don’t fight for the money, I fight for my legacy. I fight for history, I fight for my people. That’s why I’m here.’
Although Khabib’s recent obsession with the SBG star seems to have arisen after McGregor himself sent out a tweet in which he slated the Russian’s performance at UFC 219, new footage from the night in question has shown that isn’t the case.
In the UFC’s customary ‘Thrill & Agony’ footage from the weekend’s event, Khabib can be seen ranting at Dana White moments after his emphatic victory over Edson Barboza.
Predictably, Nurmagomedov can be heard stating that, free from injury, he can ‘smash all lightweights’. However, the most interesting moment comes when the ‘Eagle’ is clearly seen mocking the fact that Conor McGregor took an extended career break as he awaited the birth of his first child last year.
Check out the incredible moment in the video below;