Monday 27 February 2017

'I want to fight your chicken' - Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out Conor McGregor

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They were involved in a tense stand-off after their UFC 205 weigh-ins and now Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov look to be on a collision course.

The Russian extended his career unbeaten run to 24-0 with a submission victory over Michael Johnson in tonight's UFC 205 preliminary card.

Afterwards, he told Joe Rogan that he wants a shot at McGregor.

"I want to stay humble but I have to talk because your guys talk too much. I understand how crazy powerful the UFC PR machine is," he said

"Your guy [Conor McGregor], at the beginning of the year tapped like a chicken [to Nate Diaz]. At the end of the year, he fights for the title - crazy. You know, guys, this is true. This is not trash-talking.

"Ireland only has six million people, Russia has 150 million. I want to fight your chicken! This is number one easy fight in the lightweight division."

Security stepped in to separate the pair at Friday's weigh-in at Madison Square Garden.

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