Dana White Claims Khabib Has Conor McGregor-Type Money

Saturday’s UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) was highlighted by the beautiful performance and return of Conor McGregor. In typical fashion following a McGregor bout, immediate talks and discussions of who and what is next for “The Notorious” began. In Dana White’s post fight press conference he was begged questions regarding McGregor’s future. Leading the pack of […]

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Saturday’s UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) was highlighted by the beautiful performance and return of Conor McGregor. In typical fashion following a McGregor bout, immediate talks and discussions of who and what is next for “The Notorious” began. In Dana White’s post fight press conference he was begged questions regarding McGregor’s future.

Leading the pack of opponents are Jorge Masvidal and a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. White believes that a rematch between Khabib and McGregor would be the biggest selling PPV the UFC has ever done. He has good reason to believe that considering the first meeting did well over 2 million PPV buys. In addition, the powerful partnership with ESPN tied with the momentum of the McGregor train makes for all the right workings of a massive PPV.

Although Khabib has publicly noted that McGregor doesn’t deserve a rematch, there’s no denying the financial pinnacle of being in the Octagon with McGregor. That’s not to say Khabib is in need of money by any means. White explained that Khabib has McGregor-type money in his post-UFC 246 press conference.

“Khabib is rich. Khabib has that type of money. When I say that type of money, I mean over 50 million.”

Khabib’s biggest payday may not have come just yet. White believes that a McGregor-Khabib rematch would rival the financial success of Mayweather-McGregor. Whether or not Khabib has 50 million in the bank is unknown. But that doesn’t mean White is wrong. Khabib doesn’t just have the support and following of a superstar.

But he has the entire country of Russia to back him, and most importantly an impeccable 28-0 record to make the UFC lightweight champ a global sensation. A rematch between the Russian and Irish superstar is in the cards.

Early in fight week during a sit-down interview with Ariel Helwani. When asked about a potential bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Moscow, McGregor welcomed the opportunity.

“I’d love that one. That’s got to happen. It must happen,” McGregor said.

Khabib first has to get through Tony Ferguson on April 18 at UFC 249

Who would you like to see McGregor fight next? Do you see Khabib getting past Ferguson?

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Conor McGregor: ‘I’d Like A Bout With Tony Ferguson At Some Stage’

Conor McGregor wants a bout with Tony Ferguson due to their history. McGregor returns to action tonight (Jan. 18). He will meet Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. If McGregor wins, then he will get a shot at the UFC lightweight title. UFC pre…

Conor McGregor wants a bout with Tony Ferguson due to their history. McGregor returns to action tonight (Jan. 18). He will meet Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. If McGregor wins, then he will get a shot at the UFC lightweight title. UFC president Dana White has confirmed this. McGregor Wants Ferguson […]

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Conor McGregor Would Like Tony Ferguson Fight ‘At Some Stage’

Conor McGregor has no shortage of potential opponents for the future — and Tony Ferguson is one that interests him. McGregor returns to action when he faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday night. Although he has a number of options afterwards, it’s no secret that the Irishman is hoping a win gets him […]

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Conor McGregor has no shortage of potential opponents for the future — and Tony Ferguson is one that interests him.

McGregor returns to action when he faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday night. Although he has a number of options afterwards, it’s no secret that the Irishman is hoping a win gets him a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov next.

However, Nurmagomedov defends his lightweight title against Ferguson at UFC 249 in April. “El Cucuy” is undoubtedly the toughest opponent Nurmagomedov will have faced and there’s always the possibility of him suffering his first defeat.

That would somewhat damage the narrative of a potential McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov rematch. But at the same time, McGregor would be open to facing Ferguson as he feels he should be facing both competitors at some point. Plus, there is some history with the former interim lightweight champion:

“I think regardless of the result I think I should probably face both of these men (Nurmagomedov and Ferguson),” McGregor told MMA Junkie at UFC 246 media day on Thursday. “I would like to face both of these men. I’d like to face Tony Ferguson.

“I’ve had a history with Tony, right? We managed Tony (at Paradigm). He was well looked after. We had him one of the highest paid non-champion in the game. There’s history with Tony. So, I’d like a bout with Tony at some stage.”

McGregor and Ferguson were slated to meet each other in 2017 when the former was still lightweight champion. However, it never came to fruition with the former later getting stripped of the strap due to inactivity.

That is why McGregor is looking to remain active this year after competing in just one fight since the end of 2016:

“I just want activity,” McGregor added. “I’m going in there looking to acquire rounds in here. I’m not in a rush. I’m going to put pressure on Donald, I’m going to hurt Donald. If he can last I’ll be happy to have five rounds in here and then build on these rounds.”

What do you think of a McGregor vs. Ferguson fight?

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Conor McGregor Reveals He Was Offered Khabib Rematch In Brooklyn Before Tony Ferguson Deal

It’s no secret that Conor McGregor is chasing a rematch with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The pair initially fought back in October of 2018, where Nurmagomedov submitted the Irishman in the fourth round of their UFC 229 main event via neck crank. After that, McGregor has remained out-of-action, until being booked for his highly-anticipated […]

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It’s no secret that Conor McGregor is chasing a rematch with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The pair initially fought back in October of 2018, where Nurmagomedov submitted the Irishman in the fourth round of their UFC 229 main event via neck crank. After that, McGregor has remained out-of-action, until being booked for his highly-anticipated return this weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020). Speaking in a new interview with the UFC on BT Sport, McGregor revealed a rematch with Nurmagomedov was nearly booked.

Before Nurmagomedov was booked to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 this April, McGregor was offered the rematch with “The Eagle” in Brooklyn later this year. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“As soon as it’s there. Maybe in Brooklyn, when is that April? It could very well happen. It was offered to me, it was offered when they couldn’t come to a deal with Tony. I took it straight away. It was scheduled, or rumored, or something, and there was obviously something going on behind closed doors and Dana hit me up and offered it to me and I accepted it of course. It’s going to happen, it’ll happen.”

Instead, Nurmagomedov will face Ferguson, while McGregor headlines UFC 246 on pay-per-view (PPV) this Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He’ll take on Donald Cerrone in a welterweight scrap, which UFC president Dana White is treating as a lightweight bout in which neither man is cutting weight.

What do you think about McGregor nearly getting a rematch with Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn before the fight with Tony Ferguson was booked?

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Dana White: Conor McGregor Believes Khabib vs. Ferguson Will Not Happen

UFC president Dana White claims Conor McGregor isn’t sold on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson becoming a reality. Nurmagomedov is scheduled to put his UFC lightweight championship on the line against Ferguson. The bout will take place inside…

UFC president Dana White claims Conor McGregor isn’t sold on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson becoming a reality. Nurmagomedov is scheduled to put his UFC lightweight championship on the line against Ferguson. The bout will take place inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on April 18. It’s set to headline UFC 249. White Says […]

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Tony Ferguson Working Ground Attacks Ahead Of Khabib Fight (Video)

Tony Ferguson will be taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title. The action goes down in the main event of UFC 249 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 18.  Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant grapplers the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has ever seen. […]

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Tony Ferguson will be taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title. The action goes down in the main event of UFC 249 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 18. 

Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant grapplers the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) has ever seen. However, Ferguson is no slouch in the grappling department either. Recently, “El Cucuy” shared a video on his Instagram of him training his ground attacks as he prepares for “The Eagle.” Check it out here.

“It Was All Fun & Games When They Laughed,… Now,.. They Get To Be Stuck In A Cage W/ Me. This Tyme Moar Than 3 … Champ Shit Only™ # MeasureTwiceCutOnce #Precision #AndStill Darce Knight Rises Snap Down City #comingafterkhabib”

Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson has been booked by the UFC several times before. Of the four times the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has booked the fight, each man has pulled out twice. Hopefully, the fifth time is the charm.

Who are you picking in Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson?

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