Conor McGregor would be put 'in a wheelchair' if UFC legend fought Khamzat Chimaev, claims Khabib's manager

CONOR McGREGOR would be left 'in a wheelchair' if he fought Khamzat Chimaev, Khabib's Nurmagomedov's manager said.

Chimaev, 26, is quickly becoming one of the UFC's most rising stars having moved to 9-0, with THREE stoppages this year already.

The Russian-born Swede again stole the show this past weekend after a stunning one-punch knockout against Gerald Meerschaert.

Chimaev has already revealed he once travelled to Ireland looking to fight McGregor, 32, in his gym.

And outspoken manager Ali Abdelaziz taunted the Irishman by predicting he would never be able to fight again if he did face Chimaev.

Abdelaziz told TMZ Sports: “Khamzat would put Conor McGregor in a wheelchair, and he would drink from a straw for the rest of his life.

“I’m not looking for Khamzat to fight a mentally unstable fighter.

"Conor McGregor is mentally unstable. I wish him the best of luck.

"Khamzat would kill him. He would really kill him."

McGregor and Abdelaziz have a history of feuding, dating back to Nurmagomedov's 2018 win over his rival.

But The Notorious retired in June, dashing the chances of a lucrative rematch against unbeaten Khabib.

UFC president Dana White revealed he has held talks with the former two-division champion about a return, but hinted it may not involve fighting.

Chimaev on the other hand has a bright future ahead of him, according to White, who has been blown away by the fighter's talent.

He said: “The guy is special. I’ve been in this game my whole life, I’ve never seen anything like him. He’s special, he’s different.

"He wants to fight again, so I’ve never been in a position where I’m like, ‘Who’s next? How do we get him a fight? How do we get him over here? How do we do this? How do we do that?’

"It’s fun and I like it. I think when you’re a fight fan, a guy like this is the type of guy that you love to watch and follow and hate and whatever it might be.

"This guy is one of the most special fighters I’ve ever seen, if not the most special guy that I’ve ever come across.

"And he kept telling me leading up to this fight, ‘You think I’m a wrestler. Wait until you see my hands.’ Holy s***, he wasn’t lying.”

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