UFC 205: Coach Mendez on Conor McGregor’s Title Shot & Says Khabib “Was A Pawn”
UFC 205: Coach Mendez on Conor McGregor’s Title Shot & Says `Khabib “Was A Pawn”. What’s going on champions I’m here with head coach of AK Javier Mendez I hear you have a busy couple months coming up a lot of your fighter have big fights we have Khabib, DC, Luke Rockhold, Cain I wanna start with Khabib what were your thoughts when you knew that ConorMcGregor was getting the title shot well you know when I heard the Conor was getting the title shot. i was i was disappointed and not disappointed that he got the title shot just disappointed that Khabib was used as a pawn in my opinion why give a guy a contract to fight you know and actually not given the fight
I was disappointed and not disappointed that he got the title shot just disappointed that Khabib was used as a pawn in my opinion why give a guy a contract to fight you know and actually not given the fight I mean you did they get them to contract he signed both and didn’t get a fight to me i wish you would ‘ve never got the contract you don’t because that Conor by all rights people want to see Conor fight no problem but don’t give a guy your contract if Your not tending to get a fight that’s my opinion so how long after he received the contracts did you get word that he wasn’t going to get that fight well it wasn’t until right with Conor did an Instagram tweet that he was in vegas and i figured all right then and there I go they got Conor back Conor is going to be and so I i assumed based on and Conor being in Vegas that shortly right after we’re going to hear that the the change has been made and right fully so I mean you know that that’s a bigger it’s a bigger sell and I get that part so that’s cool that part cool you know but just the other parts only part that I had a little problem with so then the Michael johnson fight was made was that more about getting on the 205 card or was it something of curiosity date to get in the cage with Michael know that that fight was not to get in there with Michaels to getting with the top guys whoever it was Khabib is not gunning for anybody in particular it’s like a he’s ready to fight give me a top guy don’t care who it is you know
He’s not going for any particular person but once he’s got his sights set on that one individual he focuses on that individual and if there’s any trash-talking or any kind of talking this towards that individual but he really doesn’t have an issue with any fighter at all period really and you see that fight going down are you know Michael Johnson is a tough customer you know I I don’t see anybody beating Khabib so I look at it like this you know that no matter who we fight he gonna beat them all you know one way or another is going to be them so I said going to be this way you know and that just the way I feel about the kid I just don’t think there’s anybody in the lightweight division that can beat them and until i see someone that can beat his wrestling and maybe i will but right now
I don’t see anybody being able to do that now if he wins you feel like he’s next in line for title shot and he had mentioned that if he doesn’t get that tail shot that he might quit or they’ve been some rumors floating around me clarify some of that what you know i do know that that you know if he wins he should get the title shot so let’s just go from there I mean I don’t really want to first say anything negative out of that so I for see that if he wins like you’re saying and I’m expecting him to it that he’s going to get the next title shot that that’s what i feel i think one of my most important questions is pronounce his last name correctly for everybody out there you get the wrong guy for the head i know it Khabib Nurmagomedov so there’s k pronounced it’s kind of like Brazilian with the R’s just don’t seem right well okay a lot of guys comekabhi I I just got so used to Khabib end and when I hear other people call them they Khabib you know so you know but don’t see some rest will come to be too I’m like I’m confused you know I just a Khabib is to do I don’t want to get on his bad side want to make sure I’m saying correctly you know I would say Khabib.
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