“The Who Doesn’t Matter For Me”
For Conor McGregor, a fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov may be inevitable, but it may not be next.
“Lorenzo [Ferttita] gets back from Panama on Wednesday so we’ll toast some fine Irish whiskey – I always look to do that tradition and talk with Dana,” McGregor said following his 40 second KO of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. “So he gets back on Tuesday so I’ll stay here and I’ll go for dinner and a toast with Lorenzo and Dana and I’m sure we’ll chat about it then and see what’s what. I’ll be ready. I’ll have a celebration tonight. I’ll chill with my kids tomorrow. I’ll show Junior the fight on the telly, see how he reacts to it, see what he thinks of it, and then back to training.”
“You know, it’s got very personal with that man and his team,” McGregor said of Nurmagomedov, who defeated McGregor at UFC 229. “Look, it is what it is. I make no promises. I am who I am and it is what it is. I’ll certainly be focused on the skillsets. We have a particular skillset, myself and that man. He holds onto the legs and I come for it. I’ll be excited to get that one back. So we’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens in the Tony fight. Tony’s another interesting foe for me. We’ll see what happens. If something happens, I’ll be here.”
“How much money is enough money? How much money is enough money for f*cks sake? There’s a lot of money in Russia. There’s a lot of revenue in Russia,” McGregor said of a rematch against Khabib in the latter’s native country. “. . . What a place! It would be like something out of a Rocky movie, so I’d be very eager to do that. Dana the hometown Vegas boy, I know the Vegas people will be campaigning for it. Let’s see what happens. I would love that. I want to create spectacles for the people. That’s one hell of a spectacle.”