It didn't take long for the PPV juggernaut to speak out.
Mere minutes after Khabib Nurmagomedov choked out Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi to unify (kind of) the UFC Lightweight Title on Saturday, Conor McGregor called dibs on a rematch.
Book my rematch for Moscow.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 7, 2019
UFC President Dana White announced that Tony Ferguson would be next in line, and that if that fight couldn't come together, perhaps a McGregor rematch is in the cards. Ferguson never lost his interim Lightweight Title, but was instead stripped due to injury after one of the four Ferguson vs. Khabib cancelations that have happened over the last four years.
Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated McGregor in their October 2018 fight at UFC 229, but the melee that occurred after is what grabbed headlines. A huge brawl broke out, that led to several suspensions and fines being handed down. McGregor has not fought since, and has had legal issues along the way.
Nurmagomedov sits at 28-0, with a 12-0 record in the UFC, while Ferguson sits at 15-1 in the UFC, riding a 12 fight win streak. McGregor, on the other hand, has dropped two of his last four fights, excluding his boxing match with Conor McGregor.