Khabib responds after Dana White says him rejecting $15m McGregor rematch is nonsense

Published Add your comment

Football News

It's no secret that Conor McGregor wants a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov after losing to the Russian in the fourth round at UFC 229.

McGregor was poor at the T-Mobile Arena, losing two of the opening three rounds and then tapping out when Khabib locked him in a rear-naked choke.

But if the Notorious is going to have any chance of beating Khabib then he's going to have to work hard, which is what coach John Kavanagh has planned.

"Conor watched [the Khabib fight] right away, I hadn't seen the fight since," Kavanagh told ESPN recently when asked about a potential rematch. "I got essays immediately to my phone.

"'We're gonna do this, we're gonna do that.' I was like, great, if we're gonna do it, let's do it. I would change a few things around even from a training standpoint.

"It's kind of funny, to use a ridiculous analogy, it's a bit like Rocky 3. We've got this up-and-coming guy and I wanna go back to get the eye of the tiger, go back and train in an old school gym.

"Just disappear. Get me, Conor, Artem [Lobov], Peter [Queally] and that kind of crew, and just disappear for three months.

"Really put in a nightmarish training camp, an old school training camp. If we're going to do it again, that would be my requirement to go do this again."

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

However, it's been claimed by Khabib's uncle, Alex Nurmagomedov, that his nephew has already rejected a rematch worth $15m with McGregor.

"No," he told Sport-Express when asked if Khabib will fight McGregor again. "He (Khabib) will not fight him for any money.

"I know that they are offering him a rematch. From the start they offered him $15m, if he agrees. But Khabib said no. Let Conor stand in line, let him fight with others."

UFC president Dana White has since reacted to the claims made by Khabib's uncle by saying the story is "bull****" on Instagram (see below).

And now Khabib has commented on White's post confirming that the rumours of him rejecting a $15m rematch with McGregor are nonsense.

"Everything went out of control," the lightweight champion wrote. "Too much bull**** news."


It's all getting a bit confusing now, isn't it? With Khabib's future in UFC uncertain and rumours spreading that McGregor could retire, no one seems to know what's happening.

Conor McGregor
Dana White
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Conor McGregor

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again