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Russia’s Khabib refuses Saudi’s $100m to fight Ireland’s Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov, (L), punches Conor McGregor during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, US [AP Photo]
Khabib Nurmagomedov (L), punches Conor McGregor during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, US [AP Photo]

Russian mixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, has rejected a $100 million offer by Saudi Arabia, in return for fighting Irish Conor McGregor in the kingdom, local media reported yesterday.

“You are willing to pay me $100 million to strike that idiot again,” Nurmagomedov was quoted as saying, addressing the Saudi authorities. “I do not think this offer makes any sense,” he said.

Being sarcastic about Riyadh’s offer, Nurmagomedov noted that the offered money was not “motivating him,” adding that he was not “interested in confronting McGregor in the current period.”

TThe Russian mixed martial arts fighter called on Saudi authorities “to give this massive amount of money to the needy people or spend it on charity initiatives.”

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