Khabib Nurmagomedov says he'd "go to jail" and would engage Conor McGregor in a street brawl
In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Nurmagomedov (27-0), who defended his lightweight title and beat McGregor (21-3) in October, said he would fight him in the street if they crossed paths.
"Even [the October fight] did not finish it," Nurmagomedov said. "Just smash people is not enough. I talk about just smash only him? It's not enough. We have to smash all his team. This is what I think before the fight. This is what I say to my team. 'Hey, tonight, we're going to war. This is not about fight.'
It will never be finished. Ever. Even if we see [each other] somewhere, we're going to fight, 100 percent. It doesn't matter if someone go to jail or something like this. I'm not scared about this. ... They go to hospital and we go to police. That's it."
Nurmagomedov is set to meet Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi this weekend at UFC 242.
For those not in the know, the 'beef' with the two UFC fighters goes a long way back. Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor in October 2018 in Las Vegas which now forever entrenched in viewers' memory for the massive ringside brawl.
The fight led to two of his teammates - Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhogoy - being handed one-year suspensions, which were later shortened to allow the UFC to book Khabib for the Abu Dhabi fight.