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Nurmagomedov doesn`t believe in Conor McGregor’s departure from sports

Habib suppose this is only a question of finance with UFC

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/NOVOSTIVL/ Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t think Conor McGregor’s retirement is for real. This article appeared in the Associated Press.

McGregor said last week he was quitting mixed martial arts but Nurmagomedov, who beat the Irish fighter for the UFC lightweight title in October, isn’t buying it.

Speaking Tuesday in his native Russia at a Moscow university, Nurmagomedov said McGregor "couldn’t reach a deal with the UFC and it’s so they feel they’ve lost him and they could lose money".

"I don’t think he’s finished," Nurmagomedov added.

McGregor previously retired in April 2016 but reversed the decision two days later and returned to the UFC. The 30-year-old Irishman hasn’t won a fight since beating Eddie Alvarez in November 2016 to become the first UFC fighter to hold championship belts in two divisions at once.

Nurmagomedov also said he would like to fight again in September, two months after the end of his Nevada State Athletic Commission ban for the chaotic brawl with McGregor’s team after the October fight. McGregor’s sanction ends Saturday.


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