Conor McGregor will not be perturbed by the truth that his UFC 257 struggle with Dustin Poirier will not be for the 155 kilos belt.
Regardless of the reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov having introduced his retirement, the light-weight belt has not been vacated. A big part of the MMA neighborhood had assumed that the title shall be on the road within the struggle between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, as it’s the first top-level light-weight bout since Khabib’s announcement of retirement. Nevertheless, that has not been the case. Dana White has made it amply clear that the belt remains to be with Khabib and nobody is combating for it at UFC 257.
Conor McGregor just lately talked with Oscar Willis of TheMacLife, and amongst different issues, he mentioned the truth that there isn’t a belt at stake. The Irishman stated that he would have appreciated it to be the case, nevertheless it doesn’t make a distinction to him that it isn’t. He’s merely centered on the struggle at hand and is attempting to steer clear of the politics of UFC.
Conor McGregor understands that there’s a “state of affairs” with Khabib’s retirement not being 100% sure. He himself can also be returning after a yr and doesn’t count on Dana White to provide him a title shot instantly.
“I really feel it must be. I do not suppose Dana (White) goes to throw me a belt with the way in which the yr went… The belts will come. I believe possibly the following bout is honest. I must appreciated to see it this struggle, however there have been circumstances surrounding the person scurrying away to an extent. They’ve given him a little bit of time. We’ll see what occurs. It is of no odds to me. I’m not gonna get caught up within the politics of this enterprise. I’ve prior to now and it has hampered me. So, we concentrate on the bout forward, and that is it.” – stated Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement: I used to be not stunned to see him stroll away
An interview with Conor McGregor is rarely full with no point out of Khabib Nurmagomedov. With the light-weight champion having retired on the peak of his profession and ‘The Infamous’ making a comeback to the 155 lbs. division, Conor McGregor addressed the matter.
He stated that he was not surprised to see Khabib “scurry away” because it has been the way in which ‘The Eagle’ had approached fights all his profession.
“How you can stroll away at this stage is baffling to me however to every their very own. There’s so many superb fights on the market, . Even the stick with it across the Tony state of affairs, I do not care about nothing. You are scheduled to struggle a person, it doesn’t matter what. Fights should happen, you’ll be able to’t simply scurry away from bouts. It has been the hallmark of his strategy and , I used to be not stunned to see him stroll away or scurry away, as I ought to say.” – acknowledged Conor MeGregor.
Revealed 14 Jan 2021, 18:36 IST