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Conor McGregor called out to blockbuster UFC fight at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium

Nasir Jabbar

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Conor McGregor called out to blockbuster UFC fight at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium

Conor McGregor has been called out to a blockbuster UFC fight at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu in what would be the biggest European event in UFC history.

McGregor is closing in on his UFC return, with a fight against Michael Chandler rumoured for June's International Fight Weekend.

But he's been backed to compete for a brand-new UFC title at UFC 300.

The 'Notorious' remains the biggest draw in the UFC, with a host of fighters wanting a piece of the former UFC double-champion.

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Ilia Topuria is the latest fighter to call out McGregor as he laid down a challenge ahead of his UFC featherweight championship clash against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298.

Topuria is extremely confident of beating Volkanovski and is eyeing a showdown against McGregor.

He wants it to happen at UFC Spain and hopes the event takes place at the iconic Bernabeu - home of the 14-time European champions.

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Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, he said: "Conor McGregor, that’s the fight I’m looking for.

"He has a great fight with Mike Chandler. If he doesn’t get his ass whooped, he will be a pleasure to share the Octagon with me. Maybe in UFC Spain. We’re both from Europe, and he will be able to go back home and tell his wife, 'Baby, take out the red panties. Topuria kept us rich'."

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria face off. Image: Getty
Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria face off. Image: Getty

On UFC Spain, the Georgian-born Spanish fighter added: "Of course, it's going to happen in 2024... When? I don't know, at the end of the year, maybe. And where? I hope it's going to happen in Madrid [at] the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium... The stadium is ready to make events. You can close the roof. You can [cover the grass]. They made it especially for events so it would be one of the biggest ticket sales in UFC history."

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Topuria needs to first get past Volkanovski at UFC 298 before potentially facing McGregor.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: UFC, Conor McGregor

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