Dana White Anticipates Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor 2 in 2019 • MMA News
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor appear to be headed for yet another collision course in 2019.
Now that doesn’t basically indicate they’ll be stopping each other subsequent nevertheless in line with UFC president Dana White he does anticipate that rematch to happen this 12 months.
That’s not exactly a shock given the immense success of the first pay-per-view card that features Nurmagomedov and McGregor that grew to turn into crucial UFC current of all time. Nurmagomedov lastly submitted McGregor with a fourth spherical rear naked choke sooner than the Russian leapt over the cage to go after his opponent’s nook males, which set off an infinite melee in the sector.
The fruits of that movement will result in a listening to with the Nevada State Athletic Charge in early 2019 nevertheless as soon as punishments are handed down, every fighters are anticipated to get once more into movement sooner barely than later.
It’s nonetheless not determined if Nurmagomedov will face McGregor as soon as extra instantly nevertheless all sights degree to the wrestle happening as soon as extra in some unspecified time in the longer term in 2019.
“Yeah, I do,” White knowledgeable TMZ when requested if he expects the rematch this 12 months. “Clearly, guys are going to have to win, depends upon how lengthy the suspensions are however yeah, I imply so long as all the things goes proper, this combat ought to occur.”
What nonetheless wants to be decided is the probability that the UFC strikes forward with separate fights for every Nurmagomedov and McGregor sooner than putting them once more collectively for a rematch.
Former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson appears to be basically essentially the most logical possibility to face Nurmagomedov subsequent, nevertheless that wrestle has been scheduled and cancelled on four separate occasions in the earlier. Nonetheless, Ferguson has been on a tear over the previous couple of years and denying him the following shot on the title would seem egregious.
Within the meantime, McGregor has a lot of decisions obtainable to him along with a trio of potential rematches in direction of Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier or current featherweight champion Max Holloway.
Any of those eventualities would possibly play out or the UFC would possibly merely decided to place Nurmagomedov once more in the cage in direction of McGregor and cash in immediately barely than risking that each of them would possibly lose, which could clearly delay any rematch.
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