Khabib Coach: McGregor Is Toughest Fight Available

Even with a fight with Dustin Poirier in September and a potential fight with Tony Ferguson or Cowboy Cerrone later this year or in 2020,  Nurmagomedov’s coach, Javier Mendez still sees Conor McGregor as the biggest challenge.

“Talking about four potential rivals for Khabib I can give my assessment from the [least] dangerous to the most dangerous,” Mendez told Sports Daily.

“Max Holloway [would] be the easiest for Khabib. Max has good boxing but it lacks the power to the lightweight division. Next on the list is Dustin Poirier. He’s got stamina and versatility. Tony Ferguson is my second choice. His elbows are very dangerous. And finally [the] number one contender for me is still Conor. His boxing is special, that’s his chance.”

With McGregor looking for a return later this year, one may wonder if McGregor will jump the line over the winner of Ferguson and Cerrone at UFC 238 in June, or Holloway who may move up after defending his featherweight title at UFC 240 on July 27th.

Report: MMA News

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