Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov Says Conor McGregor Can Have Rematch In Russia

Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor and UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov met for the first time at UFC 229, with Nurmagomedov scoring a fourth round submission win on that night.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is Khabib’s father and he says if McGregor wants a rematch, it will happen in Russia.

“If McGregor wants it, then Moscow is waiting for him,” Abdulmanap said in an interview with Zhivina100 (via RT Sport). “He said once that he has more fans here than Khabib. We want to host him in Moscow, he is welcome – we are waiting. But before McGregor we should finish our business with Ferguson. Because he had 28 fights, and runs a 12-fight winning streak in the UFC, just like Khabib. Such winning streaks and such big fights have never happened in the UFC.”

McGregor hasn’t competed since the first loss to Nurmagomedov, while Nurmagomedov recently defeated Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242.

Tony Ferguson may be next for Nurmagomedov and Abdulmanap says that his son may be facing Ferguson this March.

”So I think Madison Square Garden is a good place for this fight, but we won’t fight earlier than March,” Abdulmanap said.

UFC President Dana White echoes the sentiments of the elder Nurmagomedov, saying that Ferguson should be next for Khabib.

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