Coach Mendez: Conor Isn’t Ducking Khabib
While Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, believes Conor McGregor is ducking his client, but one of Conor McGregor’s coaches Javier Mendez, doesn’t think that way.
“I don’t think Conor is avoiding anybody,” Mendez told Express Sport. “He’s a fighter, he’s a champion.
“He’s got a champion’s heart, a champion’s mentality. He’s a businessman. Listen to his interviews.
“He always says, ‘I’m a businessman. If the business makes sense, I’m in.’ He ain’t afraid of nobody. That guy will fight King Kong.”
Mendez also doesn’t agree with the idea of fighters avoiding fights out of fear, he believes its because managers advise their clients against it.
He added: “I never buy that s**t, ’This champion doesn’t want to fight this champion.’ No.
“And if for some reason these guys don’t want to fight somebody, it’s because somebody in their corner doesn’t want them to risk something for nothing.
“But as far as their will, these guys will fight anybody. And I’ve yet to meet a fighter that’s refused to fight anybody. They’ll fight anybody.
“But when you climb the mountain, it’s not a matter of I’ll fight anybody, it’s a matter of it making business sense, and that’s where Conor is at. Business sense.”
Original Story: Express