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McGregor wants ‘spectacle’ of Khabib rematch in Moscow: ‘I’m more Russian than that man’

Conor McGregor talks about a potential rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov in Moscow.

UFC 229 Khabib v McGregor: Press Conference Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

Conor McGregor managed to draw the ire of Khabib Nurmagomedov during the build-up of their UFC 229 clash in 2018. It caused major bad blood that resulted in a post-fight brawl between the two camps.

Many then went on to assume that McGregor would not nicely welcomed in Russia. But according to “The Notorious,” he was actually adored and welcomed by many MMA fans during his Moscow visit last year.

He also welcomed the idea of facing “The Eagle” in enemy territory.

“It would be like something out of a Rocky movie. So I’ll be very eager to do that,” McGregor said during his UFC 246 post-fight scrum.

“I want to create spectacles for the people. That’s one hell of a spectacle. Even me going out there in Moscow that time,” he continued. “The place shut down, the world took notice. Your mama saying I wasn’t allowed out there, I wasn’t supposed to be out there. They were running the streets screaming my name.

“I’m more Russian than that man. So I would love to go to Moscow and compete there.”

McGregor notched his first UFC win in three years on Saturday when he stopped Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds via TKO.

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