Khabib Nurmagomedov has warned Conor McGregor not to cause trouble if his former rival attends his grand duel with Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. The Russian fighter will undergo his comeback battle against Poirier on 7 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi, after serving his suspension after his post-riot against McGregor at UFC 229. Before undergoing the battle against Poirier, Khabib had warned McGregor that he wanted to attend the fight so as not to cause trouble because it was not considered well in Abu Dhabi, the majority of spectators and residents were Muslim.
“If McGregor wants to come, don’t look for trouble, he has to sit and watch the fight because it’s impossible to do his sneaky tricks there, because Abu Dhabi is not New York,” Khabib said, quoted by RT Sports. “Even though I have been to many places, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the safest places. I don’t think this place is a place to show off. It’s okay if McGregor will come, but the bad guys won’t do anything there,” he added.
The warning was posted by Khabib considering McGregor’s camp had caused some commotion such as provocateurs at UFC 229 and incidents of throwing bus attacks in the parking lot of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, Conor McGregor is rumored to be making a comeback soon after deciding to retire from the UFC world at the end of March.