UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before Rematch

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UFC - Khabib Nurmagomedov has just told Conor McGregor what he needs to do to earn a lightweight title rematch against the champion. Read on for details.

Written By Danish Ansari | Mumbai | Updated On:

Khabib Nurmagomedov had his last outing in the cage at UFC 242 in September, when he choked out Dustin Poirier in his second successful title defence. Khabib is now scheduled to fight the No. 1 contender Tony Ferguson who has a 12 consecutive fight streak in the company, making him the next-in-line to challenge for the title. The official announcement is yet to be made as fight negotiations are still ongoing.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov addresses a potential rematch with Conor McGregor ahead of Tony Ferguson fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov has now made some interesting comments at a recently held press conference in Moscow as he addressed a potential rematch with Conor McGregor, who had been very vocal and itching for a rematch with Khabib ever since being submitted in a neck crank at UFC 229. Here is the tweet shared by Aaron Bronsteter from The Sports Network:

It is apparent that Khabib Nurmagomedov does not have any interest in a fight against Conor McGregor anytime soon, and that a rematch is only possible if Conor picks up 10 victories in a row. Khabib is also done competing in Las Vegas, barring a formal apology from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the harsh treatment of the champion post-McGregor-bout involving a staggering $500,000 in fines and nine months on the bench.

Nurmagomedov fought against McGregor at UFC 229 last year in a fight that was fairly lopsided in Khabib’s favour, before the Russian submitted the Irishman in round four to retain the lightweight title.

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Conor McGregor slated for a comeback in January

Conor McGregor is finally set to return to the Octagon in January at the at UFC 246 event to face a to-be-determined opponent. UFC President Dana White had earlier expressed interest in Donald Cerrone to be the next opponent but has not made any further announcements. Conor's next opponent is expected to be announced within a couple of weeks, but what is clear at the moment is he is not getting a lightweight title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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