Conor McGregor must beg me for a title shot – Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 223 win | UFC | Sport

Dagestan native Nurmagomedov became the new ruler of the lightweight division in the main event of UFC 223, in the early hours of the morning.

Nurmagomedov claimed the vacant 155lbs belt by registering a , a late replacement for Max Holloway.

Immediately Nurmagomedov saw off Iaquinta, talk of a fight with McGregor, the lightweight division’s former ruler, began to arise.

The desire for a fight between the pair is currently at fever pitch following the UFC 223 media, which saw McGregor and his friends attack a bus carrying Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov is well aware of that fact and is keen to settle his score with McGregor.

However, he wants the Irishman to ‘beg’ for a title shot.

“They already promote this fight, right?” Nurmagomedov said of the use of the footage of McGregor and his entourage attacking the bus on Thursday.

“I hope he’s gonna fight. We have to fight. Make world tour everywhere, Tokyo, Moscow, Dublin, Los Angeles, Rio.

“Big world tour, promote this fight, and fight end of the year, biggest arena in the world, Madison Square Garden. Why not?

“Or maybe in Zaire or Philippines. Doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter, I’m here. He want to become lightweight champion?

“He have to fight with me. Now, no more this all fake champions. You guys remember when he put tweet, ‘Beg me.’ Please, beg me.”

Although there’s currently a dark cloud hanging over McGregor’s future following his antics in Brooklyn, Nurmagomedov is adamant he and ‘The Notorious’ must hash out their beef inside the cage.

“We have to finish this,” The Eagle’ added. “It’s going to be very big fight.

“It’s going to be very big fight, I think. Let’s go.

“I am ready for this. November, September in Moscow, November in New York. Any time.

“Let’s go. Let’s fight in Africa or somewhere. I am here.”

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