Undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov does not think much of the UFC’s former simultaneous Lightweight and Featherweight Champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.
In a recent interview, Nurmagomedov told RT Sport that McGregor is not a “real high level fight” for him.
Tony Ferguson is tough guy, tough opponent. Nine-win streak. Why not? I think this is real high level lightweight fight. Not Conor versus me. I think this is real high level fight.
Conor McGregor was recently stripped of the featherweight championship (now in the hands of former champion Jose Aldo), but still holds the lightweight belt.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is coming off of a dominant submission victory over Michael Johnson at UFC 205. After his win, he demanded a shot at the lightweight strap.
You can watch his short interview with RT Sport below.