CONOR MCGREGOR and the entire population lives in constant fear of UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov.
That’s according to the Russian fighter’s outspoken manager Ali Abdelaziz, who has gone on the record to quash any suggestion of a potential rematch with the Notorious.
The Irishman was soundly beaten by Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last October but has made no secret of his desire to forge ahead with a rematch.
Abdelaziz believes differently though, telling TMZ Sports that the Russian’s resounding victory has left McGregor and the whole of Ireland as we know it fearful of a reunion in the Octagon.
"Conor McGregor did not ask for the rematch. He don't want to have nothing to do with the rematch," Abdelaziz told TMZ Sports.
"His father doesn't want nothing to do with rematch. His mother doesn't want nothing to do with the rematch. His kids. His wife. The whole country of Ireland.
“They don't want to spell the word 'rematch'. They are fear. It's fear going around Ireland. It's fear going around the north side of Europe.
"They don't wan't to see anything that starts with K.'"
In recent weeks McGregor has been linked with a potential return to UFC this April.
Commentator and expert Joe Rogan even went on the record to suggest a showdown between McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was a “done deal”.
Abdelaziz is unsure who exactly Nurmagomedov will next square-off against.
He does appear confident that it won’t be McGregor.
"[Khabib] will fight a camel. A donkey. He will fight a bear. He will fight a tiger. But, I know one thing, we're gonna let Conor live the rest of his life in peace."