Conor McGregor’s coach responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dad’s call-out

Conor McGregor's coach has issued a simple response to Khabib Nurmagomedov's dad's call-out: "I'd love to visit Moscow".

McGregor was choked out by Nurmagomedov last October as he failed in his bid to win back his UFC lightweight title.

The Irishman has repeatedly called for a rematch but Nurmagomedov has insisted his rival must earn a second shot.

His father, however, called on McGregor to travel to Moscow and trainer John Kavanagh is on board.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov told YouTube channel Zhivina100: "If McGregor wants it, then Moscow is waiting for him.

"He said once that he has more fans here than Khabib.

"We want to host him in Moscow, he is welcome – we are waiting."

Nurmagomedov recently claimed his rivalry with McGregor will "never be finished" but declared he needs to put together a lengthy unbeaten run before a rematch is even considered.

He told  ESPN : "Even [the October fight] did not finish it, Just to smash people is not enough. I talk about just smash only him? It’s not enough. We have to smash all his team.

“This is what I think before the fight. This is what I say to my team: ‘Hey, tonight, we’re going to war; this is not about a fight.’

“It will never be finished, ever. Even if we see (each other) somewhere, we’re going to fight, 100 per cent.

McGregor has not fought since his defeat by Nurmagomedov while the Russian defended his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier last month, winning by third-round submission.

He is expected to return to the Octagon early next year with Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje the frontrunners to take on the Dubliner.

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