A blockbuster rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov does not appear imminent.
Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told ESPN on Saturday that Nurmagomedov remains uninterested in fighting McGregor again. Nurmagomedov finished McGregor via fourth-round submission at UFC 229 on Oct. 6, 2018.
McGregor’s 40-second TKO win over Donald Cerrone last month at UFC 246 has not affected Nurmagomedov’s mindset, Abdelaziz said. Nurmagomedov, the UFC lightweight champion, has said previously that McGregor would have to win many more fights before getting a shot at the title.
Abdelaziz said Saturday he doesn’t think a second fight will ever happen unless it’s outside the Octagon.
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