Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father and coach of the champion of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) Habib Nurmagomedov, spoke about the possibility of holding a fight against the Irishman Conor MacGregor according to the rules of boxing. His words cite “Izvestia”.
“As for the fight against Conor according to the rules of boxing, we are interested in such a fight. Habib showed that he is able to win the best drummers of mixed martial arts. He talked about this before, but few believed it. However, after the bright victories over Michael Johnson, Edson Barbosa and Conor begin to believe, ”said Nurmagomedov Sr.
According to the coach, the Russian fighter has all the skills to win by the rules of boxing. “One of the key skills can be called endurance. I recall a five-round fight with Al Yakvinta, in which Habib showed his willingness to fight in absolutely any manifestation, using everything from the light left jab to the control on the ground, ”he said.
On October 6, Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor in a title fight with a choke hold. After the bout, the Russian offered American boxer Floyd Mayweather to fight. He agreed to meet only by the rules of boxing.