Asked whether he would look to make peace with Nurmagomedov and bury their grudge after the might, McGregor drew the biggest response of the day.
While Nurmagomedov and McGregor did not see each other on the stage Thursday, their mutual dislike was evident when they spoke about their fight on Saturday.
Conor McGregor may be preparing for one of the biggest fights of his life, but it's his son who grabbed the attention onstage in Las Vegas.
"My heart is black towards this man, towards his team, towards his people, I can truly see the inside of that man's head and smile". He also expected the Nurmagomedov fight to more than double his own UFC record of 1.6 million buys in his 2016 rematch against Nate Diaz. I am going to finish this guy and stop this guy and this is my plan.
"I don't give a f*** about him or his people".
Nurmagomedov took the stage at the Park Theater at exactly 3 p.m. for a scheduled news conference with McGregor and UFC president Dana White.
"I have to be careful with him", Nurmagomedov said. "I come out fast and aggressive", said McGregor upon his arrival, before addressing the departure of Khabib who had left due to his lateness. "You're going to like me".
McGregor turned up nearly 25 minutes late for the media conference, about 10 minutes after the Russian champion had left the stage. He's petrified. I've given you enough faceoffs all these years. "Honestly, for me it's personal", Nurmagomedov said. "Get that man into the sauna and cook him like the little chicken-jaw rat that he is". I have to worry about myself.
The UFC Boss began his customary Conor McGregor super fight hyping on "Jimmy Kimmel live" by stating that he was not hyping the card but McGregor did go to jail after the UFC 223 melee. I always say you should aim for peace but if you can't aim for peace, aim between the eyes. The company eventually stripped him of both belts for inactivity, though, with his only fight after that an August 2017 boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather.
Already the richest fighter in UFC history and its most marketable PPV star, McGregor revealed he expects to make upwards of $50 million for the fight and expects to be a billionaire in five years. It nearly did not matter, as Nurmagomedov was already sort of the uncrowned lightweight champion going as far back as 2015. But just because he didn't want to wait for McGregor, it didn't mean the Russian wasn't thinking about McGregor.