Nick Diaz on Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘I think my brother can beat him’

09 October, 2018, 10:28 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov looks on stern-faced at a pre-fight press conference before taking on Conor McGregor

While McGregor was paid a base salary of $3 million for the fight, his total haul is expected to be anywhere from $50 million to $100 million, based on estimates from McGregor himself and White.

For the Russian fighter, the disciplinary issue will take precedence before he can consider any next steps.

The incident with Khabib and his camp marred what was a dominating performance by the still-undefeated champion at UFC 229.

All of that means a rematch seems a long, long way off, if it ever happens at all.

White also said of the three Nurmagomedov associates: "The guys who jumped in will never fight here".

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American officials in Dublin also refused entry to a number of criminals who had failed to disclose their convictions and other details on their Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta) applications for the US. He and a group of people illegally entered the venue for the event and attacked a bus in an attempt to get to Nurmagomedov in retaliation for him confronting McGregor's friend and teammate Artem Lobov. Many believed that with a win he could be matched with either McGregor or Nurmagomedov. Dana White did make it clear that this is a huge deal and could lead to a combination of suspensions and fines. "They'll never fight here".

McGregor's prefight trash talk had attacked Nurmagomedov with disparaging references on everything from his Dagestan heritage to his family, including calling the lightweight champion's father a "quivering coward".

This is perhaps the most obvious next step for McGregor. Those two have been lined up three different times to fight and it hasn't happened.

Nick's brother Nate Diaz will be fighting next month at UFC 230 in New York City. But McGregor has already called me, wanting a rematch. Nurmagomedov was less than 24 hours removed from winning arguably the biggest fight in UFC history, but he walked through the airport unnoticed despite an outfit that screamed, "Hey, I'm a UFC fighter!"

The Brazilian reciprocated the complement, telling ESPN: "let's go do this for the fans".

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