With Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s feud not burning out any time soon, many anticipate a rematch when both fighters are eligible to fight later this year. Yet, when asked by TMZ, the UFC lightweight champion’s manager Ali Abdelaziz claims McGregor has yet to ask for a rematch from UFC 229.
”Conor McGregor did not ask for the rematch,” he told TMZ Sports. “He don’t want to have nothing to do with the rematch. His father don’t wan’t nothing to do with rematch. His mother don’t want nothing to do with rematch. His kids. His wife. The whole country of Ireland. They don’t want to spell the word rematch. They are fear. It’s fear going around Ireland. It’s fear going around the north side of Europe.”
“They don’t wan’t to see anything that starts with K. Not the KKK, not Khabib, nothing with a K. They wan’t to see Corey A., they want to see Cerrone, they wanna see oldest guys he can play mental game with them. But I’m telling you, if he fought Cerrone, Cerrone’s gonna beat him.”
“Conor McGregor is a broken man,” Abdelaziz continued towards McGregor. “He’s got all sorts of legal problems. People try to sue him. He doesn’t need any of the smoke. Like I said, if you can’t inhale the smoke, don’t talk about the smoke.”
“End of day, the fight have to make sense,” Ali concluded on a McGregor-Khabib rematch. “The zeroes have to make sense. And we say we’ll fight. Khabib will fight. Khabib will fight a camel, a donkey, a bear, a tiger. But I know one thing: we’re going to let Conor live the rest of his life in peace.”