Conor McGregor vs Khabib rematch could be on as Dana White drops fight hint
Conor McGregor could get his wish when it comes to a potential rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The 'Eagle' extended his unbeaten run to 28 as he beat American Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.
And Khabib is now expected to take on Tony Ferguson upon his next foray into the Octagon.
But UFC president Dana White has unexpectedly admitted a McGregor rematch could also be on the cards.
"If, for whatever reason Tony can’t take the fight or doesn’t want the fight at that time, then we would figure out what was next," UFC president Dana White said.
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"But Conor would make a lot of sense.
"Conor wants that fight really badly, and I’m sure the fans would want to see it.
"So we’ll see how this thing plays out."
McGregor certainly does want another crack at Khabib, who made him submit in Las Vegas 11 months ago.
The controversial Irishman took to Twitter on Saturday evening, simply writing: "Book my rematch for Moscow."
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But Khabib doesn't seem as keen on the prospect of facing McGregor for the second time.
The pair have a real dislike for each other – something which the 30-year-old touched on after his win last night.
"I don’t understand why I have so much in my life,” Khabib said.
"I want to forget the b******t with the last guy (McGregor). “Me and Dustin Poirier have showed MMA is about respect not trash-talking.
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"This fight had so much respect unlike my last fight with that b******t guy.
“When you go to a gym you respect the trainer, the coaches, your team-mates and you opponents. You keep the gym clean and tidy it."
McGregor hasn't fought since his clash with Khabib after the pair were both banned from the sport following the brawl that took place in the aftermath of their fight.
Nurmagomedov's team attacked McGregor in the ring after the bout had ended.
And Khabib himself jumped into the crowd to attack members of the Irishman's entourage.
Last night's win over Poirier was the Dagestan fighter's return to the sport.
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