Khabib Laughs At Conor’s Bus Attack
Mere hours after Conor McGregor and a crew of allegedly 25 men stormed a bus carrying Khabib Nurmagomedov and other fighters competing on Saturday’s UFC 223 card at Barclays Center’s loading dock, Nurmagomedov said he wasn’t impressed by Team McGregor’s antics.
“I am laughing inside,” Nurmagomedov said. “You broke window? Why? Come inside. You know UFC don’t let you come inside. If you real gangster why don’t you come inside?
“This is big history gangster place. Brooklyn. You want to talk to me? Send me location. We have to talk? I am gonna come, no problem.
“I grew up like this. I don’t grow up throwing chairs at window. This is not my bus.”
Following media day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., McGregor, as well as members of his team, entered the arena. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, they arrived in “retaliation” against Nurmagomedov and his team cornering Artem Lobov, a teammate and good friend of McGregor’s, earlier in the week. Bad blood has been brewing for months between both camps.
Nurmagomedov made it clear that his whole team wasn’t on the bus.
“This is not my team bus, this is red corner bus,” he said. “My whole team wasn’t with me. It was just me, (my manager) Ali Abdelaziz and a cornerman, Muhammed. The whole red corner was on the bus. Rose Namajunas, Al Iaquinta, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Ray Borg. Everyone.”
When asked if he wants McGregor to go to jail for his actions, Nurmagomedov said that, “to be honest, I don’t want him to go to jail.”
“We have to fight. If we have to fight, let’s fight. Send me location. Please, we have to fix this. Me and you. One-on-one. You want 10-on-10? OK.
“I give his whole team slap and no one say anything. He come with media, with cameras when I’m alone. Of course I want to go outside but they don’t let me leave the bus. He knows this.
“They don’t do nothing. I’m here.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting