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'He begged me, 'Please don't kill me', and he talks about a rematch?' - No McGregor sequel, says Khabib

The UFC lightweight champion said that in the last three years, McGregor has won only once – in an amateur boxing match.

Khabib Nurmagomedov dismantled Conor McGregor in October.
Khabib Nurmagomedov dismantled Conor McGregor in October.

UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION Khabib Nurmagomedov has no plans for a rematch with Conor McGregor after his dominant victory in October.

Nurmagomedov overcame McGregor at UFC 229, ending the fight in the fourth round with a rear-naked choke move.

McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in March, though later backtracked on that decision, with Nurmagomedov having labelled the Irishman as a “jealous wife”.

But the possibility of a rematch appears slim, with the undefeated Russian fighter insisting McGregor has no right to take him on as things stand.

“What happened on 6 October is just beginning of my legacy, I’m very excited about my comeback,” Nurmagomedov told a news conference at his face off with interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier ahead of their UFC 242 unified bout in September.

“In the last three years, [McGregor] only has one victory in amateur boxing,” added the Russian, referring to his Irish adversary’s exhibition bout against Michael McGrane on Crumlin Boxing Club’s Good Friday show earlier this year.

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“How does he deserve a rematch?

He tapped, he begged me, ‘Please don’t kill me’, and he talks about a rematch?

“Tony Ferguson is on the line, guys with a win streak are on the line, not a guy who didn’t do nothing in three years. I have a lot of work without him. Right now, I’m focused on 7 September.”

- Omni

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