In an interview with RT Sports, the lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov said, McGregor, will have to wait in line before a rematch.

The Russian is set to fight Tony Ferguson for the belt in April. When asked by the interviewer, what if Khabib defeats Tony and then Conor challenges him. The Russian replied, “After I defeat Ferguson, I will teach Conor to be humble and ask him to wait in line. He can fight with Diaz, he can fight in boxing but there are others who deserve to fight for the belt.” He further added that he knows they (Conor and his team) won’t challenge him as they know what the result is gonna be.

Meanwhile a few hours ago, the Notorious took it to Instagram to break down his fight against Nurmagomedov round by round.

In a surprising post where Conor displayed some rare humility, he revealed that the Russian defeated him ‘fair and square’. He also confessed one of those rounds were the worst in his entire career.

This is what the Irishman said:

“From a fight standpoint the first round is mine. Actual shots landed and a willingness to engage. Straight left early. Knee to the head on the low shot. Elbows in any and all tie up scenarios. Opponent just holding the legs against the fence for almost the entire round.”

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“Round 2 he is running away around the cage before being blessed with a right hand that changed the course of the round, and the fight. It was a nice shot.”

“After the shot, I bounced back up to engage instantly, but again he dipped under to disengage. That is the sport and it was a smart move that led to a dominant round, so no issue. Well played.”

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Thoughts on my last fight. Round 1. I believe from a sport standpoint, round 1 was his. Top position against the fence. Zero position advancement or damage inflicted. But top position. From a fight standpoint the first round is mine. Actual shots landed and a willingness to engage. Straight left early. Knee to the head on the low shot. Elbows in any and all tie up scenarios. Opponent just holding the legs against the fence for almost the entire round. Round 2 he is running away around the cage before being blessed with a right hand that changed the course of the round, and the fight. It was a nice shot. After the shot I bounced back up to engage instantly, but again he dipped under to disengage. That is the sport and it was a smart move that led to a dominant round, so no issue. Well played. If I stay switched on and give his stand up even a little more respect, that right hand never gets close and we are talking completely different now. I gave his upright fighting no respect in preparation. No specific stand up spars whatsoever. Attacking grapplers/wrestlers only. That won’t happen again. I also gave my attacking grappling no respect. To defense minded. Lessons. Listen to nobody but yourself on your skill set. You are the master of your own universe. I am the master of this. I must take my own advice. Round 3. After the worst round of my fighting career, I come back and win this round. Again walking forward, walking him down, and willing to engage. Round 4. My recovery was not where it could have been here. That is my fault. Although winning the early exchanges in 4, he dips under again and I end up in a bad position with over 3 on the clock. I work to regain position and end up upright, with my back to the fence. A stable position. Here however, I made a critical error of abandoning my over hook at this crucial time, exposing the back, and I end up beaten fair and square. What can I say? It was a great fight and it was my pleasure. I will be back with my confidence high. Fully prepared. If it is not the rematch right away, no problem. I will face the next in line. It’s all me always, anyway. See you soon my fighting fans I love you all ❤

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He also admitted his flaw for not having prepared himself to face one of the best grapplers in UFC.

The Irishman concluded by saying, “If it is not the rematch right away, no problem. I will face the next in line.”

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