Dana White believes Khabib Nurmagomedov-Conor McGregor rematch ‘absolutely possible’ after UFC 242
Ever since Conor McGregor lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 239 he has been clamoring for a rematch. Yet, he did not get an immediate rematch, as instead, the Russian will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. After that though, well a rematch could be next.
But, given how stacked the lightweight division is, UFC president, Dana White understands there are a bevy of contenders including Georges St-Pierre.
“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 to Rich Eisen. “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.”
Should Nurmagomedov get past Poirier, Dana White believes the Conor McGregor rematch could very well happen next. He knows it would be a big fight and a fight that many fans are interested in seeing.
“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.”
Whether or not the rematch happens is to be seen. It is known, Conor McGregor wants it, now Dana White seems interested in it as well.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime