Khabib Nurmagomdedov has revealed that negotiations are currently underway over a possible fight against Conor McGregor.
McGregor has not fought since his professional boxing defeat against Floyd Mayweather in August last year and the world is currently waiting for the Irishman to announce who his next opponent will be.
He has been linked with a possible rematch against Mayweather (this time under MMA rules) as well as a possible third fight against Nate Diaz.
“We’re talking, but if it takes too long, I don’t want to do that,” the new UFC lightweight champion said during a Q&A in Russia when asked about a fight with McGregor.
“If he wants to fight this year, then we can fight. Otherwise, I don’t know. We won’t wait long. I want to fight Conor and if he can fight, I will fight him.”
Meanwhile, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier believes that Floyd Mayweather would not stand a chance if he does end up fighting McGregor in the Octagon.
“Any MMA fighter would beat Floyd in a full-on MMA fight,” Cormier told The Herd. “When you starting kicking guys, they turn.
“Floyd would probably fall down from leg kicks.”