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Monday, Oct 01, 2018

UFC 229: Conor McGregor Has Changed His Mind on Whether He’ll Fight Tony Ferguson or Anthony Pettis, if Need Arises

Conor McGregor (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Initially, Conor McGregor wasn’t interested in fighting either Tony Ferguson or Anthony Pettis at UFC 229 this Saturday, if Khabib Nurmagomedov has to drop out. But, it looks like the former featherweight and lightweight champ has changed his mind.

McGregor is booked to fight the lightweight champ at the event, while Ferguson and Pettis are also scheduled to fight. Recently McGregor spoke with The MacLife, and while talking about whether he’d fight Pettis of Ferguson is Khabib had to pull out, the star said this (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“I know Pettis and Ferguson is in the co-main. Originally, about a month or two ago when that fight got announced for the co-main, I was like, ‘Man, if Khabib bottles this fight, like he has bottled many fights before…if he bottles this one I don’t think…you know…f*ck those other two’. No disrespect to those other two…I don’t think I give a f*ck about those other two to step in and [fight]. I think I probably would have just disappeared back into the shadows and got that man [Nurmagomedov] somewhere else outside of here.”

“Now that I’m here, I’m back and I’m close, if he didn’t show up. I think I would take a fight against either of those.”

Nurmagomedov had to withdraw from a fight with Ferguson in March, 2017, after he incurred medical issues while cutting weight. The champion has, however, made weight for his last two fights.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 11:01 am
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