McGregor wants Khabib: 'book my rematch for Moscow'

Ruben Hill
September 11, 2019

The Russian will now take a break after his victory for which he pocketed three times more than his $2million payday against Conor McGregor, according to his father.

Ferguson has already stated he wanted the victor of this fight and will be confident he can dethrone the champ after wins against Donald Cerrone earlier this year and Anthony Pettis last year.

"[I'll fight] Anyone, Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje, [Max] Hollaway rematch, [Jose] Aldo rematch, there's so many bouts for me, so many".

Poirier believes a rematch at 155 could be the next fight on his radar. However, negotiations have not been completed and White did add that the other alternative is a Conor McGregor rematch. The Russian has now won his first 12 career UFC fights with a 28-0 record. "Nothing against him, both guys did an awesome fight week". Then we gonna fight. "We'll see how this thing plays out when Khabib will fight again and if Tony wants the fight". "If he wants to fight, welcome". All signs point to him not fighting in 2019.

So what is stopping a Georges St-Pierre vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC fight? A great guy, great champion, and a great athlete. "He's a very good example for young kids". They can build this arena in next three months.

"We can fight somewhere like Congo, why not, and all what money we make, we can use on charity on Africa or somewhere". Yet, per MMAFighting, when White was asked about that potential match-up he said 'sure'.

"I'm not going to wait around [for Nurmagomedov]", he said ahead of UFC 242.

'Maybe (Nurmagomedov) represents a significant investment to the UFC. He reaches a different type of clientele, from the Middle East, the Muslim world idolizing him. He's like an icon'. Former two-division champion Georges St-Pierre repeatedly called for the Khabib fight but earlier this year White shot it down: "You can't come back out of retirement and hand pick fights that you want when you didn't even keep your word with me".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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