Dana White Believes Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor 2 Is ‘Absolutely Possible’ After UFC 242

Khabib Nurmagomedov is set for his second lightweight title defense when he takes on Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242. There, the Russian is coming off of a submission win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229. Since then, McGregor has been clamoring for a rematch against Nurmagomedov, yet White didn’t seem interested […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is set for his second lightweight title defense when he takes on Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242. There, the Russian is coming off of a submission win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229.

Since then, McGregor has been clamoring for a rematch against Nurmagomedov, yet White didn’t seem interested in an immediate rematch. Now, however, speaking to Rich Eisen, he talked about the division and knows how stacked it is.

“It’s a very interesting division because you have Khabib, you have Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone’s in the mix, Justin Gaethje – there’s just so many unbelievable fights in that weight class and Khabib keeps talking about fighting Georges St. Pierre again,” White said (transcript via MMAFighting). “St-Pierre retired but when St-Pierre retired, he retired basically saying I won’t if I can fight Khabib. So there’s so many different, crazy, interesting things that we can do at that weight class.”

Even though White knows how stacked the division is, he knows it is very possible that Nurmagomedov-McGregor 2 happens after UFC 242.

“It would be a massive fight and it’s absolutely possible, yes,” White said. “I think McGregor is gonna come back at the beginning of next year. So, realistically, all these guys are looking at September to see what happens with Khabib and Poirier. After that fight plays out, I think there’s gonna be a lot of movement going on.”

“To Conor’s credit and defense, you don’t see Conor running around filming movies,” he added. “If you look at his – he’s in great shape, he’s staying in shape, he’s training, and he’s seeing how this thing plays out.”

Would you be interested in seeing Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor 2 after UFC 242?

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Conor McGregor Explains Why He Expects Khabib Rematch To Happen

Conor McGregor explains why he thinks a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov will happen. After the UFC 229 headliner, the UFC lightweight champion went flying out of the Octagon. He got into a brawl with some of McGregor’s teammates, mainly training partner Dillon Danis. As seen in the main event of UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena […]

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Conor McGregor explains why he thinks a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov will happen.

After the UFC 229 headliner, the UFC lightweight champion went flying out of the Octagon. He got into a brawl with some of McGregor’s teammates, mainly training partner Dillon Danis.

As seen in the main event of UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nurmagomedov beat McGregor by fourth-round neck crank.

While speaking with fans in Chicago over the weekend (video courtesy of Mike Pendleton and BJPenn.com), McGregor admitting that he overlooked the undefeated champion.

Thus, this is the reason that he lost and a correction he can make for the second fight.

“If you do it time after time and year after year, that’s when the motivation kind of dips, that’s when the dedication kind of lacks, and that’s when people creep up,” he said. “That’s what I feel has happened here, I didn’t give him his respect, I marched forward, I didn’t give a sh*t, I got caught with that overhand. If I switched on, I would not get caught with that overhand in any form of combat. I’m very confident, very eager, very in shape, let’s keep it going.

“Imagine almost dropping someone cause he almost got me, but he didn’t drop me. I got to my feet, threw shots, threw a knee, and he shot for a takedown. Imagine almost dropping someone with a picture-perfect shot, a picture-perfect punch, and then shooting for the legs. You almost got the fight done and you shoot for the legs, stand up and fight.”

Now, he feels it is not settled and expects the rematch to happen inside of the Octagon in the near future.

“When there’s dispute, there must be a rematch. There was dispute in my last one, I slapped his brother and his cousin on top of the cage, he [Nurmagomedov] tried to jump out and run. This is not over, so there’s dispute, there has to be a rematch.”

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Khabib’s Coach Wants Conor McGregor Rematch At AT&T Stadium

Khabib’s coach thinks that he has the perfect location for a rematch against Conor McGregor. In the meantime, Khabib Nurmagomedov could be facing a long suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) due to his actions at UFC 229. Obviously, a rematch between the UFC lightweight champ and McGregor would be a huge fight. […]

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Khabib’s coach thinks that he has the perfect location for a rematch against Conor McGregor. In the meantime, Khabib Nurmagomedov could be facing a long suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) due to his actions at UFC 229. Obviously, a rematch between the UFC lightweight champ and McGregor would be a huge fight.

American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez believes that Khabib’s going to do what his father thinks is best for him.

“Nobody else has that closeness to him,” Mendez said “After his father it’s me or Ali [Abdelaziz], or me and Ali. But as far as what he wants to do, it’s going to come down to basically what Khabib wants. It might not matter what the UFC wants with the Conor and Khabib rematch.”

Mendez was also asked if a rematch would justify a stadium show. This is when he thinks so and would take place AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“Now’s the time, to be honest with you. We don’t know with Conor, he’s so rich with his Proper 12. I hear it’s doing fantastic,” Mendez told Off The Brawl (H/T to MMAFighting). “He’s got a great image, bro. He appears to be a helluva businessman.

Now’s the time to strike while the iron is hot, I say Cowboys Stadium. That would do the pay-per-view numbers; that would do everything. I think now is the time to consider doing something like that. It would be the right place for a stadium show. Vegas would be the right place if they built the Raiders stadium in time, but that won’t be built in time.”

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Conor McGregor vs. Khabib 2 In 2019? Dana White Thinks So

Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov 2 possibly taking place in 2019 is something that could happen. This is according to UFC President Dana White, who stated such during a recent interview. This is a fight that many fight fans have had mixed reactions to as some want to see it while others don’t due to […]

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Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov 2 possibly taking place in 2019 is something that could happen. This is according to UFC President Dana White, who stated such during a recent interview.

This is a fight that many fight fans have had mixed reactions to as some want to see it while others don’t due to their first fight. It was a lopsided fight that saw the UFC lightweight champion dominate the former champ-champ.

McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov in the headliner of UFC 229 from Las Vegas, Nevada. This was supposed to be his grand return. Obviously, that didn’t come true as he lost in the fourth round by neck crank. Obviously there is a lot of money to be made due to the post-fight brawl. The reason for such bad blood is due to Khabib being upset at McGregor for the comments that he made in the build-up to this fight.

McGregor made some harsh comments about Khabib’s people among other things. Which is why Khabib thinks that jumping out of the Octagon to start a brawl with Dillon Danis was appropriate.

White doing an interview with TMZ, the UFC boss made it known that he thinks a rematch between them will go down in 2019.

‘Yeah I do,’ White told TMZ (H/T to Metro.co). ‘Obviously guys are going to have to win, and then there’s the suspensions. But yeah, as long as everything goes right, this fight should happen.’

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Dana White Addresses Next Possible Opponent For Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dana White addresses who he thinks will be next in line for Khabib Nurmagomedov and his UFC lightweight title. The UFC President did a recent interview with ESPN where he noted that a potential rematch between Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor could happen. However, he does understand that there are still a couple other options available […]

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Dana White addresses who he thinks will be next in line for Khabib Nurmagomedov and his UFC lightweight title. The UFC President did a recent interview with ESPN where he noted that a potential rematch between Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor could happen. However, he does understand that there are still a couple other options available as well.

Obviously, a rematch between the UFC lightweight champ and McGregor would be a huge fight. But White doesn’t see this bout as the only one to make next. Instead, he stated that there some other options including a potential showdown against Tony Ferguson. This has been a fight that fans have wanted to see for years. But something has always gotten in the way of it happening.

“I think you’d have to look at the Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov fight,” White said when asked about the stand out performance of 2018 when speaking to ESPN. “[It] broke records, incredible fight, Khabib wins, which sets up possible fights with Tony [Ferguson] and [Dustin] Poirier and Conor [rematch]; like I said in every division I could crack out two or three different things that are fun and exciting for either the end of this year or next year.”

At the end of the day, what is next for Khabib all comes down to the decision made by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The NSAC holds a meeting to decide his punishment on December 10th.

“I don’t know if the immediate rematch happens because we got to see what the Nevada State Athletic Commission hands down in December when that hearing happens,” White stated. “So I’m not even thinking about that. I’m thinking about possibilities in the future. But, right now, not even worth thinking about until we find out what happens in Nevada.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Open To Ending Bad Blood With McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov open to putting an end of bad blood with former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor. This is an interesting idea by the UFC lightweight champion due to everything that has gone on between the two stars. Back in April during fight week of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event, McGregor and several […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov open to putting an end of bad blood with former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor. This is an interesting idea by the UFC lightweight champion due to everything that has gone on between the two stars.

Back in April during fight week of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event, McGregor and several members of his entourage decided to fly from Ireland to Brooklyn, New York, to get revenge on Nurmagomedov.

It all started once the UFC lightweight champion got into an argument with McGregor’s training partner, Artem Lobov, earlier that week. This led to McGregor attacking the fighter bus that had Nurmagomedov.

He was arrested as a result and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. This drama continued in the lead-up to Khabib vs. McGregor happening at UFC 229. It saw McGregor say some harsh comments about the UFC champion.

McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov in the headliner of UFC 229 from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the fight, Khabib submitted McGregor with what appeared to be a neck crank or face choke.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Willing To Make Peace

The UFC champion spoke with the media in Russia at a press conference on Monday. This is where he talked about potentially putting an end to his rivalry with McGregor (transcript courtesy of MMAJunkie).

“Everything is possible. Just as McGregor and I feuded, so we could reconcile. Who are we not to forgive one another when the Almighty forgives us?”

Nurmagomedov also ruled out the possibility of moving into politics after retiring from MMA despite several Russian athletes making the move.

“I try to stay away from all that,” he said. “The main thing is to have the desire to help people and you don’t have to be a member of parliament to do that.”

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