Dana White Confirms Conor McGregor Wants A Rematch With Khabib Nurmagomedov
UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Conor McGregor wants a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
According to ESPN MMA editor Greg Rosenstein, it looks like another fight between the two could well and truly happen now.
Dana White says Conor McGregor has already called him asking for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
- Greg Rosenstein (@grosenstein) 8 October 2018
The Russian fighter successfully defended his UFC Lightweight Championship against the Irishman at UFC 229.
The fight entered into the fourth round before Nurmagomedov was able to lock in a deadly submission hold to win the match, extending his unbeaten record to 27 wins.
Despite a memorable victory for the Russian, the ending of the fight has been filled with controversy.
The UFC Lightweight Champion scrambled his way over the cage to confront the McGregor camp.
Meanwhile, three members of Khabib's team were arrested in response to an attack on McGregor.
Khabib, however, apologised
for his actions in a post-match press conference.
"I want to say sorry to the athletic commission, sorry to Vegas. I know this is not my best side," he said.
"I don't understand how people can say I jumped on the cage. He talked about my religion, my family, he came to Brooklyn and could have killed people on the bus.
"Why are we talking about me climbing on the cage? My father taught me to be respectful. Today, he tapped, the belt is here, undisputed, undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion. This is a respectful sport, not a trash-talking sport.
"I want to change the game, you cannot talk about religion, about nationality. Thank you so much, thank you for waiting.
"Nevada, sorry. Vegas, sorry. [Vladimir] Putin called me and said congratulations."
We lost the match but won the battle.
The war goes on. pic.twitter.com/CRtPaGfOnn
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 8 October 2018
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 7 October 2018
"The Nevada State Athletic Commission pulled the footage from us, and there's an investigation going on."
Hear from @DanaWhite on the #UFC229 aftermath :arrow_right: https://t.co/KF785Sy1hJ pic.twitter.com/gXaXHgHelE
- UFC (@ufc) 8 October 2018
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