OREANDA-NEWSConor McGregor expressed confidence that he will be able to achieve revenge with UFC lightweight champion Habib Nurmagomedov. Earlier, the Irish fighter offered his opponent a return match. The Russian also discussed with the leadership of the promotion a possible revenge, but at the moment there is no agreement on a fight between the athletes.

“That was, that was, our fight was already in the past. Habib climbed out of the cage and jumped into the crowd to create a bit of noise, but he hid right after the jump. I call it “slipped away” because they behave like little rats. My respect and congratulations to Nurmagomedov - he won the fight. Let's see what happens next time. I'm sure we will have another fight. I am modest, regardless of whether I lose or win, ”the sports website quotes McGregor.

The fight between McGregor and Nurmagomedov took place at the UFC 229 tournament in Las Vegas last October. The Russian athlete won an early victory in the third round, forcing the opponent to surrender after a suffocating reception. According to the results of the confrontation, Nurmagomedov defended the UFC champion belt in lightweight, won by him in April 2018.

After the end of the bout, Nurmagomedov left the Octagon boundaries and attacked coach Macgregor Dillon Denis, and the members of the Russian team made their way into the ring at that time and started a fight with the Irish fighter. Following the investigation of the Nevada Commission, MacGregor was disqualified for six months and fined $ 50,000, and Nurmagomedov received nine months of suspension and $ 500,000 in fines. The next fight in the UFC Nurmagomedov will hold in September this year against the interim champion of the promotion in lightweight Dustin Porier.