Khabib Is “Trembling”
Conor McGregor feels there is only one emotion Khabib Nurmagomedov when he comes to mind.
“He is trembling. That man is trembling,” McGregor said when speaking to the Mac Life. “He doesn’t want it. He doesn’t want it. You get it and he’s trying not to lose it again. I just smell sh*t. That’s all it is. He’s afraid and that’s it.
“But everyone wants it. The boss wants it, Dana [White] wants it, we all want it. So he can run but he cannot hide. I look forward to it.”
“In my mind, round 1, I won round 1. I outstruck him 3-to-1,” McGregor said of their October 2018 fight at UFC 229. “He had position on the mat but I outstruck him 3-to-1. What did he do in that first round? Second round, look at the lackadaisical approach I had, he was just running around the outside of the cage and he caught that lucky shot and he had a great second round. What happened after that? I win the third round.
“Even the opening exchanges in the fourth round. I was winning the fourth round up until that trip.”
“That was after a horrendous camp where I was so disrespectful to the people that believe in me,” McGregor said of how he prepped for the fight against Khabib. “So disrespectful to my team with my lack of commitment and I still went out and done that. Then I also landed the final blow of the night on his blood brother and his cousin.”
“For me, I’m in my old frame of mind. I just want consistency. I want competition. It’s what I love to do. To be in that healthy state of mind and my body also. That’s it. Whoever, wherever.”
Report: The Mac Life