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UFC Rumors: Latest Signs Are Pointing to an Eventual Conor McGregor–Khabib Nurmagomedov Clash

Nurmagomedov's manager claims that money woes have forced McGregor to fight the current lightweight champ

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are two of best fighters in the world, but up to this point, their paths have not crossed in combat.

That could change soon, however.

For a while there, it seemed like the Nurmagomedov–McGregor clash that so many mixed martial arts fans have been clamoring for was never going to be made due in part to the former being more interested in a superfight of sorts with the legendary Georges St-Pierre and the latter having legal issues to work out.

Recently though, things have begun to change, and it now seems that the fight between the two top lightweights is on.

Speaking recently to TMZ Sports, Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, commented on the developments regarding the possible title fight. According to Abdelaziz, McGregor is "running out of money" and that has supposedly caused him to accept the fight with Nurmagomedov.