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Sports Dana White claims Khabib Nurmagomedov refused to coach "The Ultimate Figher 29" opposite Conor McGregor

05:15  01 october  2020
05:15  01 october  2020 Source:   dazn.com

White working on 'fun stuff' for McGregor, hopeful for a 2021 return

  White working on 'fun stuff' for McGregor, hopeful for a 2021 return UFC president Dana White is hopeful Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon in early 2021, he said Thursday on ESPN's "SportsCenter." "We're actually working on some fun stuff for Conor at the beginning of next year," White said. "He should be back next year. I'm not saying he's coming back to fight guaranteed, but we're talking right now about some stuff." McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, confirmed to ESPN's Ariel Helwani that they've been in"We're actually working on some fun stuff for Conor at the beginning of next year," White said. "He should be back next year. I'm not saying he's coming back to fight guaranteed, but we're talking right now about some stuff.

Shut down: Khabib Nurmagomedov refused to coach opposite Conor McGregor on The Ultimate Fighter © Reuters. Follow RT on. Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov , says his fighter nixed the UFC's plans for him to coach an upcoming season of

UFC president Dana White wanted Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov to go head-to-head as coaches on the Ultimate Fighter, but The Dagestani’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, says White floated the idea of an Ultimate Fighter series which would see McGregor and Khabib as coaches

Earlier this year, UFC President Dana White said The Ultimate Fighter would be making its return in the latter half of 2020. The reality show's revival had gotten as far as selecting the coaches, with the UFC's two most prominent names set to be opposite one another. But that will no longer be happening.

According to White, the coaches were set to be lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two-division world champion Conor McGregor. White claims Nurmagomedov was upset when McGregor revealed direct messages he exchanged with White nixing fight plans the Irishman had in mind for himself. Apparently, it upset the Dagestan native to the point that he would no longer do the show opposite his biggest rival.

Meerschaert: Chimaev double-booking 'rubs me the wrong way'

  Meerschaert: Chimaev double-booking 'rubs me the wrong way' There's more at stake than usual for Khamzat Chimaev at Saturday's UFC Fight Night. In a rare move, UFC president Dana White has said that if the red-hot prospect defeats middleweight veteran Gerald Meerschaert in Las Vegas, he'll move on to face former title challenger Demian Maia later in 2020. It doesn't sit well with Meerschaert that the promotion is already thinking about what's next for Chimaev before GM3 even has a chance to pull off the upset."It definitely rubs me the wrong way," he told theScore. "I'm not going to lose sleep over it. It's not going to negatively affect me. If anything, it's just fuel to the fire.

Khabib Nurmagomedov wants NOTHING to do with Conor McGregor -- turning down a rematch AND a chance to coach against the Irishman on an upcoming "Last week, Dana White called me, said Ali what do you think about if Khabib wins, him and Conor will do the ' Ultimate Fighter' on ESPN?"

Conor McGregor fight statement from Dana White . UFC president Dana White has dismissed suggestions of Conor McGregor 's proposed fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov being a done deal. McGregor , 29 , hasn't set foot inside the Octagon in over 19 months, his last outing inside the cage

"He was going to do it until Conor did all of this (expletive)," White said in an interview with Barstool Sports. "I almost had it. That's what I was saying: I felt like I was in a good place, and I was going to get that done. We were going to do 'The Ultimate Fighter' on ESPN and (expletive) do the rematch. But you know, Conor blew that. … Yeah, Khabib said (expletive) him."

Nurmagomedov and McGregor's rivalry runs deep, culminating with Nurmagomedov submitting McGregor in the fourth round at UFC 229 in October 2018. More people talk about the aftermath than the actual fight itself. After the bout's conclusion, the teams of Nurmagomedov and McGregor were involved in a melee that spilled into the crowd.

Since the brawl, McGregor and Nurmogomedov have fought once. Nurmagomedov submitted Dustin Poirier in the third round to retain his title at UFC 242 in September 2019. McGregor competed at January's UFC 246, scoring a 40-second TKO win over Donald Cerrone.

Kentucky's John Calipari fires back at Louisville's Chris Mack in video: 'Out of his mind' .
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has fired back at Louisville coach Chris Mack's complaints about scheduling in a voting PSA video.Seemingly in response to Mack's Twitter video alleging Calipari and Kentucky were leaving out key facts in the debate about whether the annual basketball rivalry game would be played between the two schools this year, Calipari tweeted a video Wednesday evening that starts with him saying, "I know you've been waiting for me to talk, because there's all kind of important things to talk about.

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