McGregor 'fears' rematch with Khabib and 'so does his wife', says UFC rival's manager

Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor at UFC 229 in October – but the pair engaged in a post-fight brawl which has left both of them suspended.

McGregor, 30, sees his six month suspension run up in April while Nurmagomedov, 30, can return to action in July.

Speaking to TMZ Sports Nurmagomedov’s outspoken manager Ali Abdelaziz believes McGregor, his partner Dee Devlin, their children and the country of Ireland do not want a rematch with the Russian.

Abdelaziz said: “Conor McGregor did not ask for the rematch. He don’t want to have nothing to do with the rematch.

“His father don’t wan’t nothing to do with rematch. His mother don’t want nothing to do with rematch. His kids. His wife. The whole country of Ireland.

“They don’t want to spell the word rematch. They are fear. It’s fear going around Ireland. They don’t want to see anything that starts with ‘K.’

“[Khabib] will fight a camel. A donkey. He will fight a bear. He will fight a tiger. But, I know one thing, we’re gonna let Conor live rest of his life in peace.”

After Nurmagomedov was given a three month lengthier ban and a £380,00 fine, compared to McGregor’s £38,00 penalty – the Russian threatened to hold the UFC title hostage.

The undefeated champion suggested he could make a switch to boxing – while McGregor looks set to return to the octagon against UFC veteran Donald Cerrone.

McGregor has posted sparring images and videos eluding that he is in camp preparing for his next fight.

Though UFC president Dana White revealed the potential McGregor vs Cerrone fight is not yet finalised – the American promoter cited he is eager to make the showdown happen.

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