Dana White Says Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor II Possible If Both Win Future Bouts

Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor and UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov previously met in the main event of UFC 229, with Nurmagomedov scoring a fourth round submission win on that night.

UFC President Dana White says that if both McGregor and Nurmagomedov win their upcoming bouts, a rematch between the two is possible.

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“If Conor can get through “Cowboy” and Khabib can get through Tony, then we’d be looking at a rematch with Conor and Khabib down the line here pretty soon,” White said in an interview with BT Sport (via Damon Martin of MMA Fighting). 

McGregor is back in action next month against Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246, while Nurmagomedov defends the title against former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 249.

If a rematch between McGregor and Nurmagomedov doesn’t materialize, another fighter who would like to face McGregor is Jorge Masvidal.

“Conor was interested in Masvidal, too, but I think he wants Khabib first at 155,” White said.

UFC 246 takes place on Saturday, January 18 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone headlining. UFC 249 takes place on Saturday, April 18 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of both events, with post-show podcasts to follow.

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