Known for speed and knockout power in the octagon, Conor McGregor never hiding the fame of bon vivant outside the UFC. However, about to face the Russian Khabib NurmagomedovIn one of the most important duels of his career, the rival does not criticize the Irish. The current lightweight champion (up to 70.3 kg) even named the & # 39; infamous & # 39; drunk and drug user.
"At the press conference he looked like a drunk man," Nurmagomedov told ESPN in an interview. "How do you want to fight after using too many drugs and drinking whiskey? How do you want to fight for 25 minutes? This is not boxing, brother, I will always be close, it will not be a fight with distance, as with Nate Diaz. It will be completely different, "the Russian added.
During a press conference on the 20th, the Irishman came on stage with a bottle of his whiskey brand, "Proper No. 12 & # 39 ;. The distillate will also be one of the sponsors of the show. But on the other hand, there is no public report that Conor is a drug user.
Rivalry the flower of the skin
The rivalry between McGregor and Khabib increases every day. Still in the collective to promote the confrontation, the Irish was asked in March for the incident between them. At that time, Conor, accompanied by 10 other friends, raided the parking lot before the UFC 223 media day to fight Nurmagomedov. Without potatoes on his tongue, he warned: "I just thank Mr. Jesus Christ that this chap (Khabib) did not have the courage to get out of the bus to meet me, because he would be dead and we would not pay any more. sell view. & # 39;
Now Khabib swears revenge and tells McGregor to be humble. "I will teach him to be humble, to teach him about fighting, to beat him and to make him tired." I will ask him: "Where is your bus now? Where are your friends? What happened? Where is everything? Bring everyone here. & # 39; Let me see. Let me see. This fight will be interesting. "
The fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will apply to the lightweight belt and is the main attraction of UFC 229, an event taking place next Saturday (06) in Las Vegas. Look under the event card:
HEAD CARD (23h, Brasilia time):
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor – Fight for the lightweight belt
Tony Ferguson x Anthony Pettis
Ovince St-Preux x Dominick Reyes
Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
Michelle Waterson x Felice Herrig
PRELIMINARY CARD (7:15 PM EDT):
Sergio Pettis x Jussier Formiga
Vicente Luque x Jalin Turner
Tonya Evinger against Aspen Ladd
Lina Lansberg x Yana Kunitskaya
Scott Holtzman x Alan Nuguette
Gray Maynard x Nik Lentz
Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin