In an unique interview with ESPN, Nurmagomedov confirmed he nixed any plans of a reboot of “The Final Fighter” actuality collection in 2021, which might have featured McGregor and him as opposing coaches. UFC president Dana White revealed these plans to Barstool Sports activities just lately, and Nurmagomedov defined why he shot it down.
“‘The Final Fighter’ with him is nice consideration for him,” Nurmagomedov advised ESPN. “I do not wish to give him this. I by no means give him this. Even when they provide me $5 billion — even when they gave me the UFC — I by no means do that. That is good consideration for him.
“It is carried out. Every part is completed Oct. 6, 2018 [the day Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor at UFC 229]. I end him. I end every little thing about him.”
Nurmagomedov (28-0) will defend his light-weight championship towards Justin Gaethje (22-2) at UFC 254 on Oct. 24 in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Ought to he win, the UFC has repeatedly expressed curiosity in reserving a second struggle towards McGregor, however Nurmagomedov has all the time been chilly to the thought.
McGregor (22-4) is 1-0 since his loss to Nurmagomedov. He knocked out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January and is in talks with the UFC concerning a possible struggle towards Dustin Poirier in both late 2020 or early 2021.
Though a rematch between Nurmagomedov and McGregor — offering, in fact, Nurmagomedov defeats Gaethje later this month — would do large enterprise for the UFC, as it will pit two of its greatest stars towards each other, in a matchup that has witnessed some infamously dangerous blood. Instantly after Nurmagomedov beat McGregor at UFC 229, he leapt over the cage to confront the Irishman’s nook inside T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas.
For the second, nevertheless, it seems Nurmagomedov is taken with nearly any problem aside from McGregor.
“I had new problem in Dustin Poirier [in 2019] and now Justin Gaethje,” Nurmagomedov stated. “We’ll see who it may be subsequent, however I do not assume it may be Conor McGregor.”