Friday 4 January 2019

UFC President Dana White Confirms Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Rematch Should Happen In 2019

UFC president Dana White has indicated a rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will happen in 2019.
The fighters clashed for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 229 back in October of last year where Khabib Nurmagomedov would submit McGregor in the fourth round.
However, it was the drama that ensued after the fight that dominated the headlines the next day rather than the Russian’s victory.
The post-fight brawls drew indefinite bans for both men. The Nevada State Athletic Commission is yet to decide how long those bans will last, but, speaking to TMZ Sports, White thinks a rematch is inevitable.

“I think a lot of people want to see that fight,” White said.
“We gotta see how this thing [plays out]. Obviously, again, we haven’t gone in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. That’s gotta happen and when it does we can figure out how this whole thing plays out.

Is Max [Holloway] moving to 155…Tony Ferguson’s obviously in the mix…we gotta see how this thing plays out.”
When pressed on whether the fight could happen this year, White admitted that it should.
“Yeah, I do,” White replied when asked if the fight could happen in 2019.
“Obviously, guys are going to have to win and it depends how long the suspensions are, but yeah, as long as everything goes right this fight should happen.”

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