UFC Want To Book McGregor Vs. Cerrone And Khabib Vs. Ferguson In Mini-Lightweight Tournament

Dana's plans for the UFC lightweight division are very, very tasty.

The UFC lightweight picture cleared up a little bit following Nevada's verdict on Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

They both received retrospective bans. Khabib was slapped with a nine-month ban while McGregor is out of action for six-months.

Now knowing their fate, Dana White is now plotting bouts in the 155 lbs division and includes two massive match-ups.

We're talking McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone and a championship fight between Khabib and Tony Ferguson.

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Ever since Cerrone beat Alexander Hernandez at UFC Fight Night, he's been going back-and-forth with McGregor on social media.

And White likes the idea of matching them up. "I like (McGregor vs. Cerrone) fight - they both have called each other out," he said.

"First of all, Cowboy, tell me that last boring fight that guy was in. The answer is never. He just bust into the top-10.

"Unbelievable fight he just had. And Conor McGregor has fought anybody we've ever asked him to. If these two want to fight I'm in."

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Image: PA

Before talking up Khabib's next fight.

"I think what needs to happen is Khabib versus Tony Ferguson, do Conor vs. Cowboy, and if they both come out of that, we do the rematch," the UFC president added.

We like the sound of that. McGregor vs. Cerrone is a barnburner and Khabib vs. Ferguson is a contest UFC fans have been dying to see.

Fifth times the charm, right?!

Khabib and Ferguson have been matched up FOUR times but they've failed to meet inside the Octagon for one reason or another.

From last-minute injuries to botched weight cuts.

Though we'll have to wait for Khabib's fight. He's expected to return to the cage in October/November.

McGregor, on the other hand, is free to fight in April.

Who's coming out on top? Sound off in the comment section below.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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