Khabib Nurmagomedov said the UFC’s choice of Donald Cerrone as Conor McGregor’s comeback opponent at UFC 246 was designed to help the Irishman get a win on his return, and that Cerrone was “mentally weak” in the fight.

Nurmagomedov made no secret of his disdain for the UFC’s selection of Cerrone as a viable opponent to position McGregor for a rematch, and referred to the matchup as being in the “minor leagues”.

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Explaining his criticism of the matchup, Khabib said he was simply pointing out what he sees as obvious, but others may not.

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