UFC Head Honcho Dana White Revealed Conor Mcgregor Still Pushing For Khabib Rematch
Conor McGregor who returned to UFC Octagon after two years of hiatus last month in a hope to capture the 155-pound title but things didn’t go well as planned. Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Irishman via fourth-round submission in the main headliner of UFC 229 in Las Vegas. ‘Eagle’ leaped over the cage fence to attack Mcgregor’s teammate Dillon Danis that ensued riots inside and outside the Octagon.
Later that evening, ‘Notorious‘ took to social media and called for an immediate rematch.
Both Khabib and Mcgregor are currently under Nevada State Athletic Commission suspension for their role in the post-fight melee. Both UFC stars are ordered to attend the disciplinary hearing which is set to take place on December 10 to determine if further suspension or fines are needed.
Speaking at UFC 230 post-fight presser, White said, we’re waiting on Commission ruling to figure out what’s next for both Khabib and Mcgregor. (H/T MMAFighting)
“We’re on the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s time now,” White said. “We’re waiting until November or December – whenever that thing is – and then when that thing plays out we’ll know where we sit, then we’ll know what’s next.”
White also revealed Irishman spoke to him for an hour last week and expressed his desire to get another shot at lightweight champion Khabib.
“Conor and I talked for an hour last week,” said White. “Typical Conor. ‘I would love an immediate rematch. I want to fight him again but I’ll fight whoever I gotta fight to get back to him if that’s not the case.’”
White didn’t clear if UFC is keen to book a Mcgregor rematch, of course from a financial point of view it’ll be one hell of a showdown, but in case things didn’t work out, Irishman can look for a rematch with Nate Diaz or with Dustin Poirier.
As previously White said, Tony Ferguson, is the most deserving candidate to get a shot at Khabib’s title next.
So things are a bit hazy at the moment, but Khabib’s camp recently demands $50 million for ‘Eagles’ next fight ( a number Mcgregor reportedly took home from UFC 229) and White may be at odds with Khabib on this matter.
“Sure. [Laughing] Come on! They know what’s realistic for them,” said White. “They know the answer to that question. It’s fun to say though, $50 million.”
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