Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are expected to face each other again in the near future. According to UFC President Dana White, Conor McGregor’s recent victory at UFC 246 has earned him a title shot at the 155 lbs division. It might seem bizarre for a lot of UFC fans but Dana White has already made up his mind. The UFC President believes that Conor McGregor is in the best shape of his life and he is ready to step up against the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson.
Dana White has expressed his interest in arranging a bout between Conor McGregor and the winner of the UFC 249 main event. A huge portion of the MMA community slammed the idea but the UFC President has bigger plans for his promotion. According to Dana White, Conor McGregor’s comeback against Donald Cerrone was spectacular and he is ready to take over anyone and everyone in UFC. During his interview with ESPN’s Bret Okamoto, White clarified that Conor McGregor’s title shot makes sense at this point of time. Take a look.
For the time being, Khabib Nurmagomedov is lined up against Tony Ferguson for the main event of UFC 249. After that, the undefeated Dagestani might opt for a cross-promotion fight with Floyd Mayweather. Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz recently claimed that Saudi Arabian people are willing to offer $100 million to Khabib for taking up a fight against Floyd Mayweather.