The UFC lightweight fighter shared his thoughts on the potential superfight.
UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov expressed both interest and concern when asked about the potential Conor Mcgregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight.
Speaking at an open workout in Moscow hosted by the ‘Eagles MMA’ fight club, Nurmagomedov revealed that he understands the intrigue behind the megafight and why the UFC would pursue the opportunity.
“As a fan, it is a very interesting fight,” Khabib said on Saturday. “I understand perfectly why it is carried out. It is guaranteed to bring the organizers a lot of money. Such an event the world of martial arts is not yet known.”
However, while Nurmagomedov expects the fight to bring with it unheralded attention to the sport, it isn’t without its significant risks.
“But in truth, for MMA it is a very dangerous fight. We’re close to boxing in terms of popularity ratings. And if the most-promoted fighter the UFC such as McGregor is defeated by a 40-year-old boxer, it would be a blow to the reputation of MMA. But the money apparently outweighs any risks.”
Nurmagomedov revealed that he plans to return to the Octagon in August or September, though it remains unclear whether the UFC will be interested in rebooking the Tony Ferguson fight for a fourth time.