Moscow: UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he can imagine a reconciliation with Conor McGregor after the bitter feud around last month’s title fight.

Nurmagomedov says “everything is possible. Just as McGregor and I feuded, so we could reconcile”.

He adds he doesn’t know how he would react when he sees the Irish fighter next, saying: “Who are we not to forgive one another when the Almighty forgives us?”

Nurmagomedov says he would prefer a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr — without giving details of how it might be arranged — over the UFC’s preferred option of Tony Ferguson.

Nurmagomedov says “for legacy and in the sense of the money aspect, and in a sporting sense, I think the Mayweather fight is much more interesting”.