McGregor gets what he wants – sneaks his way into Khabib vs. Ferguson
The stakes are high for Conor McGregor‘s return to MMA, but “The Notorious” has now found a way to make them even higher.
In a interview with ESPN, UFC President Dana White revealed that McGregor has big plans for 2020, and one of them is a rematch against the reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
But even though McGregor is scheduled to take on Donald Cerrone on January 18, and Khabib will defend his title against Tony Ferguson on April 18, “The Notorious” has convinced White to be on stand-by if something would happen.
“He’s hoping that if he beats Cowboy, he can turn right around and fight Khabib, but that timing and math isn’t going to work out,” White said.
“But you know Conor. Conor thinks the way Conor thinks. His thing is, I’ll fight Cowboy, I’ll beat Cowboy, and I’ll be ready to fight Khabib at 155 if anything happens, because we’re going into Khabib-Tony again. So Conor would be ready for that fight.”
Khabib vs. McGregor 2?
Considering it is the fifth time Khabib vs. Ferguson has been booked, but we are yet to see them fight, it is not a crazy plan for “The Notorious.”
If McGregor gets his ways, that would unfortunately mean that #3 ranked Justin Gaethje will once again see himself overlooked in the division’s top fights.
But even if McGregor’s plan right now is to jump in if something would happen to either Ferguson or Khabib, he still needs to get past “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18.
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