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You may be forgiven if you think Conor McGregor’s supposed desire to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia is for publicity, that it’s not genuine. But according to coach Owen Roddy, he’s really about it. Via Sports Joe:

“Conor’s a mad thing. He’s very funny. He turned around to me and he’s like, ’There’s talk of me fighting Khabib. I might do it in Russia’.”

”And he’s like, ’You know what we’ll do? We’ll do it like Rocky, we’ll go to Siberia. We’ll train in the snow and I’ll get one of those yokes that you put on your shoulders to get the lats’.”

This sounds like a joke, but Roddy says McGregor was serious.

“He was serious. He was like, ’Let’s go!’

”I says, ’I’m not going to Siberia!’

”But that’s it. He could go. Conor does mad things, and that’s what we love him for. There’s not many people would do that but Conor’s like,’I’ll go to Russia and fight you in your back garden just to prove who I am’.”

Of course, McGregor was most recently in the public eye for throwing a dolly at a bus window to try to get at Khabib, an attack that injured two fighters and got McGregor arrested.

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