UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is on top of the world right now. He's riding high off his record-breaking win, and feels immortal, but retired UFC middleweight Dan Henderson thinks there's someone who can beat him.
"I think that kid that fought last weekend, I have trouble with his name, Magomedov, the Russian kid, that's at 155 - I think he would definitely give Conor a huge problem," Henderson said on The Adam Carolla Show. (h/t: MMAfighting.com) "I think he definitely would take him down and beat the piss out of him."
He means Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Number 1 lightweight contender, and most likely fighter to get the next title shot.
Henderson is being clear about his thoughts on McGregor, as well.
"I don't dislike him," he said. "I think it took me a while to kinda get onboard with him, just to see a little bit more well-roundedness. He's always shown that he's got good hands, good kicks, but to see him against a couple different wrestlers that had good hands, it took me awhile to get onboard with him."
At 24-0, and with a mouth that doesn't quit, McGregor could have his hands full with Nurmagomedov. The Russian has called out every fighter in the lightweight division, pleaded with Michael Johnson to quit as he beat him down mid-fight at UFC 205, and then screamed at Dana White in-between rounds to give him his title shot.
Khabib said that if he doesn't get a crack at the belt, he's done fighting for the UFC, so is this match-up inevitable? Will Khabib get his chance to "beat the piss" out of McGregor?