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- Published on: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
- Khabib Nurmagomedov is excited for his fight vs. Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi because his father will be able to come from Russia. Khabib says this is about as close to home as he can fight with the flight from Russian only being three hours. Nurmagomedov says Tony Ferguson "deserves" winner of himself vs. Poirier. Khabib does not think a rematch between Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone would be interesting as Ferguson beat him easily. Khabib says he is not interested in a rematch with Conor McGregor because it wasn't a close fight and he doesn't deserve a rematch. Khabib wants to fight Georges St-Pierre but he thinks he would be giving too much away by moving up to 170 pounds. Khabib is confident he'll be considered the "best lightweight of all time" if he beats Tony Ferguson and GSP. Khabib says he has a very good business relationship with Dana White but it is not a personal relationship as "they always talk about business." Khabib says Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight boxer right now and it is a very good time for the boxing heavyweight division. Nurmagomedov explains in 2020 he will only want two fight on two cards, just like in 2019. Khabib finishes by saying he hopes there is air conditioning in the arena of UFC 242 as it will be very hot in September.
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