In a great interview for The Mac Life, Conor McGregor went through several topics, and perhaps the most interesting one referred to his biggest rival - Khabib Nurmagomedov. The famous Irishman will perform at UFC 257 on January 23, and if he beats Dustin Poirier once again, he will have the opportunity to take part in the fight for the lightweight belt.
At least that's Dane White's plan that Conor would most like to see in a rematch with Khabib, but if the Dagestani confirms his decision to retire these days, McGregor will most likely face a top-ranked UFC fighter in the event of a win, and that's currently Justin Gaethje.
"He looks like an elephant. He looks like a little fat elephant right now. He can be seen enjoying himself," McGregor said at the mention of Nurmagomedov, and then recalled the controversial weigh-in ahead of Khabib's last fight.
"To be honest with you, I don't think he was accurate at the weigh-in last time. It was a very suspicious, very unusual behavior at the weigh-in, but what's there is," the Irishman added.
McGregor on Khabib's decision
McGregor is also of the opinion that Khabib should continue his career, especially considering that he is currently the best "I can't figure out how you can retire at this stage, but everyone does what they want.
Even the continuation of that situation around Tony (Ferguson) ..." "You should fight a man, no matter what, fights have to happen. No, you can't only run away from fighting like that. But that was a feature of his approach, and I'm not really surprised he's retreating - or running away, as I say.
But what's there is, we're moving on. " The fight that follows with Dustin by Conor should be for the title, but it’s not something he’ll resent because, as he says, given the circumstances, he understands the UFC’s decision.
"I think that should be the case, but I don't think Dana will just jump in and throw me a belt, especially when we look at how the past year went. And I understand that." "I'm here to compete, and the belts will come with time.
Next fight it would be fair. I wanted to see the belt in this match but there were certain circumstances around the man running away and they decided to give him some time." "We will see what happens. I have no intention of getting involved in the politics of this business."
"I've done that in the past and it's been holding me back. Let's focus now on the fight that's ahead of us and that's it," McGregor concluded.