Dana White Offers an Update on Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov 2

Published 01/20/2021, 4:04 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (L) and Conor McGregor (R) exchange words around UFC president Dana White (C) during the UFC 229 press conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. Nurmagomedov and McGregor will meet in the main event on October 6, 2018 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC President Dana White is in Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, at the moment as there are 3 UFC events this week. Conor McGregor will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 to wrap things up. But the President has already started making plans for the biggest rematch in UFC history.

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McGregor vs Nurmagomedov 2 is the fight that every fan wants to see. White is certainly dying to make that rematch happen as it will generate enormous revenue for the promotion.

The two men scored a record number of pay-per-views in UFC history when they fought at UFC 229 in 2018.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia looks across the Octagon at his opponent Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Nurmagomedov announced retirement after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, back in October. But White wants to lure the champion back out of retirement to fight at least 1 more time.

No wonder he wants that fight to be against ‘The Notorious’ one, who returns to the octagon this weekend at UFC 257.

Yeah, everybody thinks that Khabib and Connor can be doesn’t want to fight Conor. Khabib Hates Conor and Conor hates Khabib. And if that’s the fight to make, that’s my job to get it done,said White.

“I mean, it’s a massive money fight both these guys are gonna make a lot of money. Call that number one. Number two. It’s an important fight to make for both of their legacies, you know?

“Cuz if you’re Conor, you want to avenge that loss against Khabib. If you’re Khabib, you want to beat them twice to prove that, you know,” he added.

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Conor McGregor will look to make his case at UFC 257

Nurmagomedov has indicated that he wants something spectacular on display at UFC 257 to lure him out of his hiatus. Certainly, McGregor wants to put on a show against Dustin Poirier.

Should the Irishman do something stunning, the biggest rematch in the history of the organization could very well be on the cards.

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What did you make of Dana White’s comments? Will we see McGregor and Nurmagomedov square off in the Octagon again?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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