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Monday, Feb 22, 2021

Khabib Nurmagomedov Believes Conor McGregor’s Peak is Over

Nurmagomedov submitting McGregor (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Conor McGregor hasn’t closed the door on winning another UFC championship. But, his rival and former foe, Khabib Nurmagomedov, believes the star’s best days are behind him.

McGregor returned to the Octagon last month at UFC 257 and was stopped by Dustin Poirier in the second round. Since then, McGregor has pushed for a third fight with Poirier, and UFC President Dana White has said the fighter remains in the title shot mix.

Recently Nurmagomedov spoke with  Magomed Ismailov. When he was asked if he thinks McGregor can come back “stronger”, the retired fighter said this (quotes via MMA Fighting).

“Never. There is no way that a man can be at the peak for two times,” Khabib said. “I’m not talking about (just McGregor). What I mean is, a man can’t have two primes. A team could do it. For example, Real Madrid did this a few times in a row. Teams may have this, but we’re talking about us and one man, on his own, cannot have this.”

McGregor faced Nurmagomedov in 2018 and was submitted by the lightweight champion. McGregor returned to the win column in January, 2019, by quickly finishing Donald Cerrone.

The 32-year-old McGregor has recorded one victory since he defeated Eddie Alvarez in 2016.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:35 pm
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