“All my life I have competed with someone and I want to keep doing that,” he said. “I have a big, big fire inside and I want to be the best fighter in the world, not the best fighter from my country, but the best of seven billion people.”

“I told people October 6 (UFC 229) was the day I was waiting for, it’s not my style to talk, of course I told people my plan; I was going to make him tired, change his face, smash his face… and I did everything that I said.

“But everything he said… he did nothing, that’s the big difference between us.”

Nonetheless, Khabib doesn’t dwell on his actions that day.

After all, all bets are off when it comes to McGregor.

“For me, I don’t like this guy because he punches old people,” Khabib said, referencing the recent footage released.

“Sometimes when you are hungry you are different, when you have money you are different and you have to control your emotions.

“He is a big star, how can you punch old people when you are one of the best fighters in the world? The guy could have died, if he had gone down he could have died.

“This shows how he has changed with money, most crazy things are because of money or fame.”

These guys are both obsessed with each other. . . 

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