Dana White confirms Khabib vs. Conor McGregor rematch “pretty soon” if…
UFC President Dana White says that a Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor rematch could happen “down the line, pretty soon” if the stars align.
In an interview with Adam Catterall from UFC on BT Sport, White confirmed McGregor’s return to the octagon against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on Jan. 18, 2020 at UFC 246.
White also said that Khabib will defend his belt against Tony Ferguson, a bout scheduled for April 18, 2020, and then continued to lay down the criteria for a Khabib vs. McGregor rematch to happen:
“If Conor can get through Cowboy, and if Khabib can get through Tony [Ferguson], then we’ll be looking at a rematch with Conor and Khabib down the line, pretty soon,” Dana White stated
Dana White for the first time publicly confirms …
— Adam Catterall (@AdamCatterall) December 11, 2019
McGregor lost the first bout by neck crank
The first bout between Khabib and McGregor took place on Oct 6, 2018, in Las Vegas and resulted in absolute chaos after Khabib defeated McGregor via neck crank in the fourth round.
After his win, Khabib jumped the cage and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis, while McGregor was caught in a scuffle with Khabib’s cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov, and two of Khabib’s teammates.
Both Khabib and McGregor were fined and suspended for their participation in the brawl. Since then, Khabib has defended his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier, but McGregor is yet to compete.
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