On Tuesday morning, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov appeared at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in Moscow, where he partook in a Q&A session with students. Economics, however, was not the main topic of discussion.
As it seemingly always does, the conversation inevitably drifted in the direction of Nurmagomedov’s arch rival Conor McGregor.
McGregor recently announced his retirement from MMA. Given that the Irish MMA star has previously retired only to return at a later date, many members of the MMA world are skeptical his retirement will last. Khabib Nurmagomedov clearly shares that opinion, comparing Mcgregor to a ‘jealous wife.’
“Conor acts like a jealous wife, who says ‘I will leave’ all the time but then comes back,” Nurmagomedov said (via Denis Geyko).
Khabib Nurmagomedov also discussed the potential timeframe for his return to the cage.
In keeping with some recent comments from Dana White, the lightweight champion Nurmagomedov said he wants to fight in September. That being said, he reiterated that he does not plan to fight before his suspended teammate Zubaira Tukhugov.
“I want to come back in September. But Zubaira Tukhugov is still banned, and I won’t fight ahead of him. I jumped out of the cage. He shouldn’t suffer because of my actions”
When do you think we’ll see Khabib Nurmagomedov back in the cage? Who do you want to see him fight next?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/2/2019.