& # 39; When we talk about money, is it right … a real championship fight? Not good! & # 39 ;: Chabib Noermagomedov says that & # 39; 99 percent & # 39; fans know he would beat Conor McGregor in rematch
Khabib defeated McGregor in October 2018, in a fight that ended with a fight between the two camps in the octagon of Las Vegas .
McGregor returned to MMA in spectacular style last month and defeated Donald & # 39; Cowboy & # 39; Cerrone in one round and according to UFC president Dana White wants a rematch with Khabib – but the Russian is not that sharp, because he wants to focus on titles.
Khabib Nurmagomedov says & # 39; 99 percent & # 39; fans know that he would defeat Conor McGregor again
McGregor returned to UFC after more than a year Donald Cerrone to beat a round in
WHO NEXT FOR MCGREGOR?
Khabib Nurmagomedov (Record: 28-0-0)
Nate Diaz (21-11-0)
Jorge Masvidal (35-13-0)
Justin Gaethje (21-2-0)
Colby Covington (15-1-0)
Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, boxing)
& # 39; I think people want to see us continue with what happened last time, & # 39; told Nurmagomedov TMZ .
& # 39; They just want to see drama. If you ask people, "Guys, what do you think, who's going to win?" 99 percent say "Khabib, like he did the first time." Only people want to see a big drama series, just for this one.
& # 39; If we are talking about money, this is good. If we are talking about drama, this is good. If we are talking about real lightweight contender or real lightweight championship fight, this is not good. This is not a real championship fight.
& # 39; But when we talk about drama and money, this is of course good. But I come here for the show, to make my legacy. For my legacy I have to defeat tough opponents like Dustin Poirier, like Iaquinta, like other boys.
& # 39; Now it's Tony Ferguson. I have to beat them all, like real contenders, not fake ones. & # 39;
Khabib has not fought in the octagon since September when he defeated Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi on UFC 242.
He has to meet the American Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in New York in April, while looking forward to keeping his unbeaten record.
There was secret speculation about the identity of McGregor's next opponent after his 40-second demolition of Donald & # 39; Cowboy & # 39; Cerrone last month.
Yet it seems that the Irishman only has eyes for the Russian, while White BT Sport says: & I don't know [about a third fight with Diaz being next]. He is focused on Khabib. He wants the Khabib fight. & # 39;
& # 39; I think he's diving heavy matchups & # 39 ;: Conor McGregor accused by bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov of avoiding the best opponents
- Conor McGregor enjoyed a sensational sensation return to UFC by defeating Donald Cerrone
- However , Khabib has since focused on his bitter UFC rival McGregor
- Khabib claims that the Irish avoids high-level opponents on his return
McGregor is talking to fight Justin Gaethje, but he then wants to rematch vs Khabib
McGregor enjoyed a sensational return by beating Donald Ceronne in 40 seconds on UFC 246 in Las Vegas his first fight since losing to bitter rival Khabib in 2018.
McGregor is currently talking to fight Justin Gaethje this summer, but his long-term ambition is a rematch with Khabib – who defends his lightweight championship belt against Tony Ferguson in April.
However, Khabib claims that McGregor has goals for a rematch, he must first prove himself against the very best.
& # 39; "Cowboy" always loses his main event fights, always, "he told TMZ. & # 39; I don't remember when he won. In the last 10 fights, I think that he has lost six or seven times.
& # 39; He is not currently a high-quality lightweight or welterweight. He is not. Of course he has a big name, but his time is over.
& # 39; Conor [needs to] Choose a very good opponent Now k he returns and beats "Cowboy", who lost seven times in his last 10 fights, and then they talk about this guy coming back.
& # 39; No, he must be really tough opponents like Justin Gaethje or something like this. He must return to lightweight division. He needs to cut welterweight, and this is just my opinion.
& # 39; I think he [is] just avoids difficult matchups. Not just Justin Gaethje, he is just: "Who will be my next fight? I need this fight." & # 39;
& # 39; He had his chance and succeeded & # 39 ;: Conor McGregor has lost his chance to fight against Justin Gaethje in UFC comeback trail, says manager of the American star
- Conor McGregor will not fight Justin Gaethje seems fast any time
- The Irishman is looking for his next opponent after winning his comeback fight
- Gaethje's manager says McGregor passed his chance to fight against his client
- Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov could all be the following for him
The manager of Justin Gaethje has claimed that there are no truth exists reports that Conor McGregor will subsequently fight his client.
McGregor exploded back on the UFC scene last month with a sensational 40-second knockout win over Donald & # 39; Cowboy & # 39; Cerrone.
Talk has now switched to whom he will fight on the comeback trail next time with possible fights against Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov all rumors.
Justin Gaethje's manager shot reports that Conor McGregor will then fight his client
But one that doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon is a lightweight collision against Gaethje.
The American defeated Cerrone and was then generally expected to receive a title shot or a blockbuster fight against McGregor.
But the Irishman chose to fight Cerrone instead and drove for a comfortable win in Las Vegas. for Khabib to say he had to win 10 fights to earn the right to him.
But every chance to fight with Gaethje also seems to be in ruins after his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, poured cold water on every speculation of social media.
He tweeted: & # 39; This rumor about @Justin_Gaethje fighting vs @TheNotoriousMMA is absolutely incorrect.
& # 39; He already had the opportunity to fight him instead of cowboy, but he didn't.
& # 39; Justin is the biggest contender and as Khabib said. Conor must win 10 fights. & # 39;
Earlier this month, White said McGregor & # 39; is focused on fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov next & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I don't know [about a third fight with Diaz being next]& # 39; told White BT Sport . & # 39; He is focused on Khabib. He wants the Khabib fight. & # 39;
McGregor has often indicated that this year he is a & # 39; season & # 39; wants to deal with three or four fights before 2021.
& # 39; If they pay Conor in cash, I will whip you a ** … again! & # 39 ;: Floyd Mayweather happy to fight McGregor again if the price is right after earning £ 200 million from the first meeting
- Floyd Mayweather earned more than £ 200 million from his victory over Conor McGregor
- The 43-year-old officially retired back from the ring after 50 victories from 50 fights
- McGregor returned to the Octagon in January and beat Donald Cerrone
But Mayweather announced in November that he would retire
The American boxer earned more than £ 200 million from his victory over McGregor in 2017.
Mayweather told TMZ Sports : Man as they pay me am there to play.
Floyd Mayweather would fight Conor McGregor again if there was enough money to earn
] NEXT POTENTIAL OPPONENTS MCGREGOR
& # 39; And if they pay cash Conor, I'll give you another whip …
& # 39; I do what I do everywhere, I collect money that I get to tell my story. & # 39;
The 43-year-old officially withdrew from the ring after 50 wins from 50 fights thereafter that won McGregor.
Although Mayweather fought against the Japanese kick boxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the New Year & Eve in 2018 in an exhibition.
And Mayweather announced in November that he would retire in 2020 to work on an event with UFC boss Dana White.
] There was speculation about a third fight with Nate Diaz, especially with Khabib who was otherwise busy and defended the lightweight title against Tony Ferguson in April.
McGregor returned to the Octagon after a year in January and beat Donald Cerrone
Mayweather Jr. beats McGregor in their super welterweight boxing match in 2017
But it seems the Irishman only has eyes for the Russian, who completely defeated him in 2018.
Mayweather insisted that he did not have to work too hard in the run-up to defeat MCGregor in their first fight.
The & # 39; Money Fight & # 39; ended in a 10th-round TKO victory for Mayweather and he has to return to the ring ever since.
& # 39; I only did pushups and situps. That's all I did. Pushups and situps, boxing a few times, punching a few times in the bag. Because the training camp was actually located in different places, he told Drink Champs .
& # 39; I would do a training camp in Vegas for a few days. Sometimes I wouldn't go to the gym for a week.
I took it seriously. Like I said before, I wanted to have some fun in the fight. I wanted to entertain people. & # 39;
Brendan Rodgers attacks his former club while preparing for a second bid for Celtic & # 39; s Callum McGregor
- Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor gets more attention from Leicester
- Fox boss Brendan Rodgers is preparing himself a bit after losing last summer
- The box-to-box midfielder is estimated at around £ 25 million
- Conor McGregor wants desperately Khabib Nurmaged900 avenge
- He successfully returned to action with a 40 second win over Donald Cerrone
- There was talk of possible third fights against Nate Diaz in the coming months
- But Dana White says McGregor focuses on including Khabib in the next game
- Floyd Mayweather seems dedicated to face Conor McGregor a second time
- Mayweather suggested that he might encounter Khabib Nurmagomedov on the same day
- The event would be the most lucrative in boxing history
The midfielder is estimated at around £ 25 million and Rodgers already tried to make a move for him last summer.
McGregor played under Rodgers when he was Celtic boss, and furthermore I mpressed this season, scored 11 goals and got 10 assists
The Scot signed past a new contract this summer, but Rodgers is convinced that he can lure the midfielder to the King Power Stadium.
Leicester fell on Saturday to a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City, in a game grabbed by even more controversial VAR.
Sergio Aguero failed to translate his punishment awarded by VAR, while Leicester thought they should have had two themselves.
However, they are still third in the Premier League and are looking for a finish in the Champions League spots.
Conor McGregor could prepare for a sensational return to the boxing ring and seems to have many options when choosing his next opponent.
The Irishman, who suffered a 10th round defeat by Floyd Mayweather in his first professional fight in August 2017, teased he could step back into the square circle.
But who could face McGregor realistically? Here Sportsmail goes through four potential opponents.
McGregor has made no secret that he would like to step back in a boxing ring and make a money-spinning rematch with Floyd & # 39; Money & # 39; Mayweather is definitely on the menu.
Their first fight was one of the most lucrative fights in sports history and a sequel would probably rake in comparable numbers given their personalities.
However, if there is a rematch, the Irishman wants to run away as the victor.
Speaking last month, McGregor said his fight wit Donald Cerrone: & I would love that Floyd rematch. I thought I did very well. I thought I had done even better with a few minor adjustments. Now I think I would take the win. & # 39;
[1 9459002] The allure of fighting McGregor seems too great a chance to be missed by a number of high-profile boxers.
And Manny Pacquiao seems to be one of the front runners to get a piece of the action where McGregor confirms that he has had talks with the Filipino about a fight.
McGregor has made no secret that he wants a world title in boxing and is motivated by pursuing history in both sports, so this is the kind of competition to arouse his interest.
Reports last week even suggested that a fight could happen in the near future after the 41-year-old made a deal with McGregor & # 39; s management company, Paradigm Sports.
Paradigma has pledged to make a fight Pacquiao & # 39; s & # 39; commercial and competitive efforts & # 39 ;, which means that a blockbuster with McGregor is now high on the priority list.
While fighting with Mayweather and Pacquiao would certainly be more interest, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has proposed a slightly different proposition.
Last month, Arum suggested that McGregor could sign a two-fight deal with Terence Crawford, where the duo take each other once in the ring and once in the cage.
& # 39; You have an elite boxer in Terence Crawford who fights an elite MMA man in Conor McGregor under MMA rules, & # 39; told Arum ESPN last month. & # 39; Don't you think that would be interesting and something that the public would like to see? I find it very realistic. & # 39;
While Crawford is one of & # 39; s the world's best boxers, the 32-year-old has a wrestling past and revealed that he still nibbles often when he has some free time.
& # 39; I always had the talent for wrestling, but I gladly threw my hands. I liked slapping people in the face more than hugging them, & Crawford said. & # 39; My father was a wrestler, my uncle and grandfather struggled and they always taught me the movements. I just enjoyed boxing more.
& # 39; Many people will say that if Terence enters the octagon, he will be crushed, but they do not know me. & # 39;
This is a feud that has been messing around for a few years and would make sense for the couple to finally have it in the ring.
While Malignaggi retired in 2017, the proposition of facing McGregor in the ring can be a very tempting proposition.
Since he hung up his gloves, Malignaggi joined the Irish team and helped him train for his fight with Mayweather in 2017.
things apparently violent during a sparring session that led until the departure of Malignaggi.
The American boxer was asked by talkSPORT last September when he was willing to arrange things in the ring, to which Malignaggi replied: & # 39; Yes, of course. Totally, I would fight him, the winner takes everything, I have said that for years.
& # 39; Whoever loses does not get a penny, I am all for that. He hits me in the octagon, come on. We can do the bare knuckle, we can box it. & # 39;
McGregor also revealed last month that he is still considering a fight with Malignaggi in the ring.
PS While a return to boxing is at stake, McGregor is also considering his options in UFC as he experienced an explosive comeback last month as he Donald & # 39; Cowboy & # 39; Cerrone took 40 seconds apart.
Floyd Mayweather in conversations to fight UFC duo Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov on the same day in the first world in first boxing double head, reveals his uncle
Mayweather is stuck in ongoing conversations to fight McGregor and Khabib in the boxing ring if he intends to return to the ring.
And his uncle has said that Mayweather wants to fight McGregor and Khabib in a sensational & # 39; day and night & # 39; double head.
Floyd's uncle Jeff Mayweather told VegasInsider.com of his possible return: & # 39; Floyd talks about the possibility of being against McGregor and Khabib on the same day to fight, which he could easily make happen. There have already been discussions with Floyd and Dana White about closing a deal.
& # 39; Floyd is no longer the top of his sport, but he will beat them both. He could beat them both back to back, one during the day, one during the day – it doesn't matter, they wouldn't have a chance, it's easy for him.
& Float said during the day and one at night, it will be something that has never been done before. Double pay-per-view, expensive ** purchase. He would eliminate Conor early **, because if he knows he has a second fight, he won't go on a show like last time. He had defeated Conor.
& # 39; Floyd is a master at planning these things. He is the one who always turns nothing into something big. These things are expected of him. It is evolution, times change. You have to roll with it, and if you don't roll, you lose.
& # 39; Why would he stay retired if he could fight UFC boys who couldn't beat him up when he was f * **** g 60 years old? At some point he has to retire, but if he is going to fight with guys who never really box, why not continue? He has received more than these guys could ever learn, so why not accept the money?
& # 39; I am sure it will be difficult for him to come back because he has been out of operation for a while, but he is going back to the same old mode – and when he enters that mode If you choose a UFC hunter in the damn world, they won't touch him. Simple. & # 39;
Amidst all the stopping holes and plasters that arrived in Celtic Park in January, it was easy to forget that a substantial amount of money was also invested in the long term.
After completing a move from Slovakian side Dunajska Streda, Vakoun Issouf Bayo might have become the forgotten man of Celtic, had it not been for the small £ 2m issue spent to secure his services.
Bluntly, although despite a miserable start to his Celtic career due to injury, there were many within support for those who have already become a side issue. Not now.
This was the 22-year-old Ivorian day is good. Not only did he score on both sides of the interval to announce his arrival as a Celtic player, he showed pace, panache and power everywhere.
After having thought about the need to bring out another to help Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths, Neil Lennon will certainly have scored a red pen after an item on his shopping list.
For the Celtic manager, this was an emphatic response to the challenge his players faced after Rangers' victory over St Mirren earlier in the day.
They took the time to get going and ended, perhaps predictably, a bit slow but were irresistible for interim spells.
Coming in between Bayo & # 39; s support at the start of the second half, Callum McGregor & # 39; s left-foot drive helped relieve pressure around the site and ensure that Celtic tops the stack stayed on Ibrox next Sunday prior to the delightful Sunday. Craig Levein will only be grateful that Conor Washington's consolation at leaves saves the shame of preparing the Premiership table after three rounds of competitions.
Fraser Forster was immediately thrown for his Celtic debut, Lennon apparently didn't care about the keeper who had played only one competitive game in 20 months in Southampton.
As an eye catcher, Bayo's choice for Edouard and Griffiths was in what was the first start of the Ivorian for the club.
In addition to the personnel, Lennon changed the form. Ryan Christie was deployed to the right of a flat midfield with four men, with James Forrest swapping to the left. Olivier Ntcham played Bayo in a classic role No. 10.
Celtic: Forster; Ajer (Ralston 87), Jullien, Bitton, Bolingoli; Brown, McGregor; Forrest, Ntcham (Johnston 63), Christie; Bayo (Griffiths 78)
Subs: Gordon, Hayes, Edouard, Shved
& # 39; He is focused on Khabib. He wants the Khabib fight & # 39 ;: UFC chief Dana White reveals Conor McGregor directs rematch with Nurmagomedov about trilogy confrontation against Nate Diaz
There was secret speculation about the identity of McGregor's next opponent after his 40-second demolition of Donald & # 39; Cowboy & # 39; Cerrone last month.
The possibility of a third Nate Diaz fight was discussed, especially with Khabib who was doing otherwise and defending the lightweight title against Tony Ferguson in April.
But it seems that the Irishman only has eyes for d he Russian, who completely defeated him in 2018.
I don't know [about a third fight with Diaz being next] & # 39 ;, White told White BT Sport . & # 39; He is focused on Khabib. He wants the Khabib fight. & # 39;
McGregor has often expressed his wish to be a & # 39; Season & # 39; to deal with and engage in three or four fights before 2021.
But White believes he & # 39; I remain standing aside until Khabib is available to put him in a rematch, provided he finds a way past Ferguson.
When asked if he believes McGregor will wait for his time, White added: & I do. But you never know with him. We will see.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, Nate Diaz
Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway
& # 39; But I have no answers for you now about him. I mean, he really just fought, you know what I mean? And he doesn't look at Khabib and Tony to see what happens. & # 39;
Despite the clear desire of McGregor to prove himself against the undefeated champion of Dagestani, Khabib is unwavering in his refusal to take the rematch.
He wants the Dubliner to deserve a shot at him and not be tempted by the huge payday that is offered.
& # 39; I'm surprised that people even ask me about a rematch, "he said recently. & # 39; I did everything I wanted, he even gave up.
& # 39; How can we even discuss a rematch?
& # 39; Everyone saw what happened in the octagon [versus McGregor]. I checked the fight at every step.
& # 39; I did everything I wanted, he even gave up. How can we even discuss a rematch? We are only talking about continuing the festivities and earning money. & # 39;
When he was re-examined as to whether he was interested in the second fight with McGregor, he said: & # 39; Not at all & # 39 ;, before a reporter intervened: & # 39; What about for $ 100 million? & # 39;
& # 39; Why do I need that kind of money, & Khabib added. & # 39; For example, there are so many organizations. There is not only football for the blind, there is sambo, other sports. Let the UFC give it to them if they don't know what to do with the money. But give me $ 100 million to beat that idiot up again? I don't think that is rational. & # 39;
Floyd Mayweather in conversations to fight UFC stars Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov on the same day in the last return to the boxing ring
The two rivals shared the ring in August 2017 after McGregor changed codes
The 42-year-old has retired and has not been in the ring since beating former two-weight UFC McGregor champion in August 2017.
Now However, Mayweather has revealed that he is in talks with a rematch with McGregor, alongside the battle with the bitter UFC rival Khabib of the Irishman
. Mayweather has been driving up speculation with a series of posts on social media, going to Instagram to promote & # 39; Mayweat & # 39; her McGregor 2, 2020. & # 39;
The undefeated boxing legend added more clarity as he recently spoke as a guest on the podcast Drink Champs .
& # 39; I was even talking about fighting Khabib and Conor on the same day, & May 39 revealed.
& # 39; Khabib by day and Conor & # 39; by night. You pay one fee, probably $ 250 (£ 190), and you get both fights. & # 39;
UFC President Dana White has no secret of his willingness to facilitate a second blockbuster Mayweather – McGregor confrontation after the First encounter came down as one of the most lucrative in boxing history.
Speaking of Mayweather in the Air in the Immediate Aftermath of McGregor's recent UFC victory over Donald Cerrone, White seemed convinced that something could happen.
& # 39; We will see what happens. The discussions are always ongoing. They never stop, & he said.
& # 39; You know Floyd goes through money fast. He is far from retired, and that rematch will happen at some point. & # 39;