Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov: Dana White says affirmative to repeat however providing Tony Ferguson snubs shot at UFC light-weight champion
The Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov repeat may move however providing following fighter in line to face the UFC light-weight champion snubs the bout.
Nurmagomedov defended his title at UFC 242 on Sat with the third spherical submission of Dustin Poirier.
The 30-year-old currently moves to a 28-0 record in MMA and has won twelve straight fights within the UFC.
McGregor straight off demanded a repeat with the Russian fighter, posting on social media platform Twitter: “Book my repeat for Russian capital.”
It is a fight lots of UFC fans wish to envision happen, particularly with the Irelander being out of the polygonal shape for nearly a year.
UFC president Dana White had his say on what’s going to happen next within the light-weight division.
“Tony Ferguson is next line [for Khabib] if he accepts the fight,” same White throughout the UFC 242 post-fight news conference.
“We’ll see however this issue plays out, once Khabib can fight once more, and if Tony needs to fight.
“Tony Ferguson gets following shot, and clearly, if for no matter reason Tony can’t take the fight or doesn’t wish to fight at that point, then we might work out what’s next.
“But yeah, Conor would build loads of sense.
“Conor McGregor needs that fight very badly, and I’m positive the fans would wish to envision it.
“So we’ll see however this unit plays out.”