Khabib claims Conor McGregor is ‘finished’ after leg break

Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has said he believes Conor McGregor is “finished” after UFC 264.

“The Eagle”, who retired after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, has fought and defeated both McGregor and Dustin Poirier in his career.

He managed to submit the pair before doing the same to Gaethje, but now, Poirier seems to be the next heir to the lightweight throne as he prepares to challenge Charles Oliveira for the belt after beating McGregor for the second time in six months.

Nurmagomedov twists the knife into McGregor

During an interview with ESPN, Khabib was brutally honest in his own assessment of Conor’s trash talk and what will come next after the Irishman’s leg break.

“Money and fame show who you are,” Nurmagomedov said. “All the time we hear that money and fame change people. No. When money and fame come, these two things show who you are. And what has [McGregor] done? He punched an old guy [in a bar in 2019]. You guys can watch everything he did and understand, it’s just like Dustin said, ‘This guy is a bag of s—.’

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“I saw a lot of tweets try to support him. How are you gonna support this guy? When kids, young generation watch him, watch this sport? If you want to promote your fight, promote. 

“If the MMA community is going to support this bad person, this sport is going to go in a bad way.”

Khabib went on to say that he doesn’t think McGregor will ever be the same after his injury on Saturday night.

“Without broken legs, yes, [he could be the same],” Nurmagomedov said. “But with broken legs, he’s never going to kick the same. With him, no, I don’t believe [he’ll return to the top]. Conor have good age [32], but what happened with his mind, legs — this guy is finished, but he’s good for promotion.”

Poirier vs Oliveira for the UFC lightweight title, as per Dana White, is set to take place before the end of 2021.

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