Conor McGregor’s Boxing Coach Believes Bout With Khabib Nurmagomedov is “Brewing”
By FCF Staff
It’s not known yet when and who Conor McGregor will fight next, but the star’s boxing coach believes a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov is likely.
McGregor hasn’t fought for the UFC now since November, 2016, when he stopped Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight title. At UFC 223 earlier this month, however, the belt was stripped from McGregor, and Nurmagomedov claimed it by earning a decision over Al Iaquinta.
Recently McGregor’s boxing coach, Owen Roddy, spoke with the BBC. While discussing the possibility of a Nurmagomedov – McGregor fight, Roddy said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I would like to think so,” Roddy said, while referring to a fight with Nurmagomedov. “I know there’s been a lot of talk now about this Khabib fight. It seems to be brewing towards this one.”
“Any chance to fight Conor, you have to create the balls, and you have to be worried to fight him,” Roddy continued. “Khabib, he’s nice. He’s doing very well fighting-wise. I see holes in his game. But (Khabib is) building a big ruckus, and he’s calling (McGregor out) now, and people are getting behind it. It’s starting to build. And once it gets to that tipping point, I’m sure we’ll see that fight.”
McGregor’s last professional bout, a boxing match, took place in August, 2017, when he was stopped in the tenth round by Floyd Mayweather.