Everybody wants a shot at Conor McGregor, whether it’s fighters from the featherweight or lightweight division, the Irishman is a wanted man.
And rightfully so, he created history at Madison Square Garden when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez, becoming the first man to hold two world titles in two different weight divisions at the same time.
A WANTED MAN
Jose Aldo and Max Holloway have called him out; Nate Diaz wants to complete a trilogy, Donald Cerrone and Jeremy Stephens are also interested, while Tyron Woodley hasn’t ruled out a clash yet either.
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However, the most interesting call out has come from the unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov, who extended his impressive record to 24-0, and called out the ‘chicken’ McGregor following his dominant win over Michael Johnson at UFC 205.
Notorious has already said he has no interest in fighting The Eagle because his injury record tells him he’ll probably pull out before the fight.
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Not everyone believes that, though.
UFC middleweight Uriah Hall believes the company is protecting McGregor because he makes them too much money, and they’re holding him back from taking on the dangerous Dagestani.
NOTORIOUS BEING PROTECTED FROM THE EAGLE
According to the Mirror, Hall said: “It’s a great matchup, but I think Khabib would’ve been a better matchup for Conor because I’m sure Khabib would’ve kicked his ass.
“But hey, politics bro. I’m feeling for Khabib. I don’t know Khabib, I really don’t, but the dude is 23 and f*****g 0.
“He’s been deserving of a title shot since he was 19 and f*****g 0, but it’s the politics.
“But they’re protecting the guy [Conor], I get it. You’ve got to protect the guy. He’s making money; he’s loved around the world and all that stuff. But the rest of the people, they’re like, ‘wait a minute, what?’”
With Nurmagomedov continuing to ask for a title shot, it’s only a matter of time before Dana White has to give in to his demands, and the demand from the fans as well.
It’s time the picking and choosing ended, and now legitimate contenders deserve title shots more that big-name, big-money matchups.
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