Conor McGregor insists there is 'no issue' between him and Khabib Nurmagomedov and he doesn't 'wish him any harm'

CONOR McGREGOR has extended an olive branch to long time rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, saying he has 'no issue' with the Russian.

The two faced off at the end of 2018 when Nurmagomedov won the fight and submitted McGregor.

The scenes were marred by violence at the end of the fight with the rivalry between the two heated.

But McGregor said of his rival: "All of those events were 2018, it is now 2021.

"What I will say is as long as we fight again there will be no issue. If he continued to run then I am not sure, we will see what happens."

The pair were moments away from bumping into each other on UFC's Fight Island this week with both staying in the same hotel.

Nurmagomedov retired from UFC after defeating Justin Gaethje last year but said he could come out of retirement if any of the fighters from the lightweight division impress this weekend.

McGregor, however, said he is just focusing on the task at hand.

He said of a possible Nurmagomedov return: "I don’t really care, he did not say that. Dana said that. Let’s just get through the fight.

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"All these men are up here and there are plenty of challenges and it’s a tough business. Things have gone on in his personal life, I don’t wish him any harm.

"Like I said, it was in 2018 and a lot of time has passed. The world knows this fight is not over, the war is not over.

"The sport needs it to happen, the people need it to happen. I’m not going to chase it if he doesn’t want it. 

"I’ll keep my calm and move on. I’m back her at the 155lbs division. I’ll show the world what’s what overtime and that’s it."


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