Speaking after the final leg of his press conference world tour with Floyd Mayweather in London on Friday, Conor McGregor confirmed that he is entertaining the possibility of fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia next.
“That’s certainly an option that I’m exploring,” McGregor told BT Sport. “That would be a spectacle, like something out of a Rocky movie. I suppose this whole story is like a Rocky story, right?
So, why not face a man in his home country, in a crazy place like Russia?”
However, McGregor stressed that this was just one of “a couple of options on the table” that are under consideration after his boxing match with Mayweather on August 26th, and it seems that competing in the Octagon before the end of the year is also still a possibility too.
“I belive so,” McGregor said when asked directly about fighting in the UFC before 2018. “I believe I’ll come out of this fight without a scratch.
“Couple of weeks then to refresh the Jiu-Jitsu and my wrestling – not that I’ve stopped training that either. I’ve still kept up on that, just less, and then we’ll see what happens.”