The fact that Conor McGregor is already thinking about his next fight after Floyd Mayweather proves his incredible drive and ambition to not only conquer the world of boxing, but to make history in the Octagon once again.

McGregor has already stepped outside of his comfort zone to face one of the greatest boxers of all time, which in itself is a brave move, but UFC president Dana White has recently revealed how determined 'Notorious' is to rewrite history.

The Irishman has been extremely busy this week swapping trash talk with Floyd Mayweather in LA, Toronto, New York and finally London but he clearly hasn't taken his eye off the UFC ball despite the huge fight coming up.

At tonight's media event in London UFC president confirmed that McGregor wanted to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov next in Russia:

Poor Sam Matterface having to pronounce the Russian's name for the first time live on TV!

It remains to be seen whether the lightweight champ would go into that fight with a win or a loss but there's no doubt he'll go into that fight with his reputation enhanced after the publicity stunt that is his fight with Mayweather.

Conor "The Notorious" McGregor at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. Image: PA

In its 24 year history, the UFC have never held an event in Russia but the scenario of McGregor vs Khabib in the freezing cold temperatures of the world's largest nation would be historic.

Khabib, who is currently (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC), was set to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 209 in March.

The undefeated Russian was set to square off against the 33-year-old for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship in a co-main event, but that failed to materialise after Khabib was transported to hospital on Thursday evening due to "weight management issues".

McGregor then proceeded to call Nurmagomedov a 'pull out merchant' after the news emerged.

Khabib Nurmagomedov "The Eagle" vs. Michael "The Menace" Johnson during UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. Image: PA

I'm sure the 28-year-old will want revenge for those comments, but can you image this bout happening in the near future?


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