KHABIB vs MCGREGOR 2 - UFC 249 - Highlights
- Published on: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
- LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor should fight Khabib Nurmagomedov next, after he obliterated his UFC 246 opponent Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds.
That is according to the UFC president Dana White, who told reporters at the post-event press conference in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, that a rematch of their UFC 229 classic in 2018 would be great for both of their legacies.
In that bout 15 months ago, Nurmagomedov dropped McGregor with a thudding overhand right in the second round, then submitted him for good with a neck crank in the fourth.
"This is a massive fight with global appeal," White said on Saturday.
There had been pre-fight speculation that McGregor could fight the "baddest mother f-----" in the game, Jorge Masvidal, or the former eight-weight world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao at the newly-built, 65,000 seater Raiders stadium in Vegas.