I actually believe him when he says that. From what I hear, Khabib has support from some very rich and powerful Russians/Degestani. If Khabib beats Tony, I think Khabib will get “fuck you” money and won’t give Conor the first defending fight. Most fighters are clamoring to fight McGregor for the $. Conor has used this to sit out while holding a belt for over a year. Awesome move by Khabib in my opinion. Don’t let fighters cherry pick fights! They need to fight often to remain at the top of the heap.