McGregor accused Nurmagomedov in contempt of Russia
Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor had accused the champion of UFC in lightweight Habib Nurmagomedov in contempt of Russia. The athlete said on Thursday at a press conference in Moscow.
«Habib is Russia. But you saw that he raised the flag of their country? I didn’t see it, he has no respect for their country,» said the Irishman.
McGregor Nurmagomedov also accused of cowardice, Recalling the incident in Brooklyn in April of last year. Then the Irishman threw a chair out the window of the bus in which there were Nurmagomedov and other UFC fighters. Later, McGregor has repeatedly blamed the rival that he did not leave the bus during the attack.
«We know who the Dagestanis. They hide, they run. Remember what happened in Brooklyn? They then ran away and he recently ran away from a press conference», — shared his observations of McGregor.
Last week Nurmagomedov has cancelled a press-conference in Moscow. He came to participate in the event in the building of the MIA «Russia today», but left it without explanation, is not coming to the journalists.
The last fight in the UFC, McGregor held in October last year against Nurmagomedov. Confrontation for the title in the lightweight division ended in the defeat of the Irish after suffocating reception in the fourth round.
At a press conference in Moscow McGregor announced the date and venue of his next fight in the UFC. The fighter will perform at tournament in Las Vegas January 18. The name of his future opponent, the Irishman said.