Conor McGregor has expressed an interest in fighting in Russia before, and now the UFC’s lightweight champ has teased that this could happen, sometime “soon”.
Prior to McGregor’s August 26th boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, the Irish star said that heading to Russia, for a possible showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov, was something he’d “like to do.” But, since McGregor’s decision loss to Mayweather, we haven’t heard much from him, in terms of facing the Russian fighter.
Well, recently McGregor posted the comments below on Instagram, which don’t refer to “The Eagle”, but the champion does sound still interested in fighting in Russia.
I am proud of my brother Artem @rushammer Lobov. Inside the world famous Kremlin compound discussing and teaching our training methods to the Russian federal reserve on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin. One day soon I will visit Russia and potentially compete there for my Russian fans, alongside my brother Artem. Thank you to all our Russian supporters for recognising our lifetime of hard work and supporting us along the entire way! Без труда́ не вы́тащишь и ры́бку из пруда́. ????
Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, is booked to fight Edson Barboza on December 30th at UFC 219.