Conor McGregor vs Khabib: LW champ give update on fight, reveals if deal has been signed

“I thought I’d meet McGregor at the Luzhniki Stadium. But even if we meet now, we still will not be able to find out who is stronger,” Nuragomedov told Championnat when asked about he and McGregor attending the World Cup Final.

“If there was a cage in the middle of the arena, it would be more interesting. And now something to find out on the street and so on. We are not at that age and not in that position.

“It would be ideal if there were no one around. Or vice versa – to the full stadium, in the middle of the cage, and in it – we.

“The winner deserves a title shot.

“About Tony Ferguson, I don’t know He has surgery but if he can [fight], why not?

“Tony Ferguson is the biggest match-up for me. It is the match I want.

“I don’t know if he is healthy but if he is, why not?”

Nurmagomedov, 26-0, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since succeeding McGregor at the summit of the lightweight division, a feat he achieved in the main event of UFC 223 by registering a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta.

McGregor, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since claiming the 155lbs title 19 months ago in the main event of UFC 205, where he became the promotion’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion.

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