Conor McGregor’s proposed fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov may be a done deal, according to MMA Team Dagestan, who first broke the news of the fight being the works.
A few hours after claiming McGregor was in danger of losing the fight with Nurmagomedov to Tony Ferguson if he did not sign a contract in the next few days, they hinted that the Irishman has put pen to paper.
The did so by tweeting an emoji of a handwriting, a chicken, which Nurmagomedov has called McGregor on numerous occasions, and eye and lightning symbols.
Conor McGregor fight announcement teased by Khabib Nurmagomedov
Nurmagomedov has hinted that his eagerly-anticipated bout with McGregor will be announced in the near future.
Earlier this morning, the UFC’s lightweight champion posted a picture of himself pummelling a grappling dummy to his official Instagram page.
The accompanying caption read: “Smash him #soon.”
Conor McGregor’s coach makes Khabib KO prediction
McGregor’s striking coach Owen Roddy believes ‘The Notorious’ is more than capable of KO’ing Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre.
“We’ll find the threats and look at how to nullify them. Then we look at the flaws and see how we capitalize on them,” Roddy said during the launch of the new SBG Charlestown gym.
“It’s not just me, it’s a team effort: it’s John [Kavanagh], it’s Conor — Conor has a huge input on what shots he uses. He’s such a smart fighter.
“People think he just goes in and lands the left hand, but it’s everything before — he’s leading people into that position and he’s very good at doing that.
“[GSP] is one of the best to ever do it. He has a tricky code to crack, most definitely. Same with Khabib. That style is [tricky], but you can come up with plans to beat them. Nobody is perfect.
“There are flaws in everyone’s game — there are flaws in Khabib’s game and there are flaws in GSP’s game.”
McGregor, 29, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since claiming the lightweight title in the main event of UFC 205, a card where he became the promotion’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion.
Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since succeeding McGregor at the summit of the 155lbs division, a feat he achieved by defeating Al Iaquinta at UFC 223.