CONOR MCGREGOR’s head coach John Kavanagh has reacted with excitement to the news of a potential rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Nurmagomedov retired from mixed martial arts last October but recently revealed to UFC president Dana White that he’s considering returning to the octagon.
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov fought at UFC 229.Credit: USA TODAY Sports
The news was music to the ears of Kavanagh, who tweeted an iconic Dumber and Dumber gif which said: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance? Yeahhhh.”
The Irishman has been hellbent on exacting revenge on his bitter rival ever since that fateful night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which ended in a mass brawl.
And he recently claimed the Dagestani retired from MMA to avoid fighting him again.
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He said: “I think he’s afraid to fight me. That’s for damn sure. And I don’t blame him. I know exactly what to face.
“I fought the best of him that night, he fought the worst of me on that night. He knows it, I know it, his team knows it.
“I’ve the answer to destroy that man. He can pull the wool over people’s eyes for only so long.”
He added: “I think his hand was shown. He’s not a true fighter in my opinion. How could you walk away? There’s so many great fights to be had.
“Think of the [Nate] Diazes, the [Tony} Fergusons, there’s so many wild fights, the [Charles] Oliveiras, the rematch against me.
“I think it’s just preposterous to walk away. Not only did he sh*t on the bus, I think he pissed on the chips also. I think he showed his hand.
“But then, at the same time, you know, there is family issues. It is what it is. So all the best.”
The Irishman won his first meeting with The Diamond in spectacular fashion six years ago, knocking him out cold in just under two minutes to announce himself as a serious 145lb title contender.