Khabib Nurmagomedov Discusses GSP Fight, Conor McGregor and Wrestling Bears on Mike Tyson's 'Hotboxin'

Also revealing he turned down $100 million USD to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has just finished his full interview with Mike Tyson on his Hotboxin’ podcast.

Joined by “Triple C” Henry Cejudo, the three go deep in sharing personal stories of their time in the cage/ring, all while focusing on Nurmagomedov’s 12-year professional MMA career. The trio starts off with Tyson and some of his more infamous stories and why he chose to reconcile with his former adversaries.

While Tyson stays firm that in the fight game, “anything goes,” Nurmagomedov elaborates that, while Tyson’s statement is true, the tactics that each fighter chooses to use reveals the type of person they really are — pointing out Conor McGregor’s low blows on family and religion. The 29-0 retired fighter also mentioned that he believes that the thing McGregor is missing most are “real” people in his life — essentially people that will tell him he’s doing something wrong regardless of upsetting the Irish superstar.

Nurmagomedov also gives insights into what it takes to be a champion and the level of heart he has for competing. The biggest indication of his tenacity in the sport can be witnessed in his sentiments towards fighters that complain about last-minute changes in opponents in the UFC, saying, “I don’t understand when people say they need more time to prepare for a new fighter as I was preparing for this style. If you want to be the best in the world, you have to be able to beat anybody in the world.” Basically saying that to prove you are the best, you have to be willing to fight at any time against whoever, not under a certain stipulation.

MMA fans will definitely want to check out this hour-long podcast which can be viewed above.

In other sports news, Juventus FC Women faces backlash after racist tweet.

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