Dana White Responds To Khabib's Manager's Stipulation For Conor McGregor
UFC president Dana White has responded to Ali Abdelaziz's stipulation for Conor McGregor to earn a blockbuster rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Nurmagomedov makes the third defence of his UFC lightweight title against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18.
And the undefeated UFC champion could rematch McGregor if he beats Ferguson in Brooklyn.
However, Nurmagomedov's manager insists the Irishman must beat Justin Gaethje to secure another meeting with the Russian.
White has since responded to his suggestion, but he hasn't given much away: "We'll see," he said with a smirk on his face. "We'll see."
Abdelaziz said McGregor will not get a shot at fighting Nurmagomedov until he defeats the No.4 ranked UFC lightweight Gaethje.
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"If Khabib wins on April 18, Conor McGregor is not getting a title shot - simple," he told ESPN.
"Dana White is the best promoter of all time because he understands fighting and matchmaking. The only way Conor McGregor can fight for a title is if he beats someone like Justin Gaethje.
"if he were to do that, it would be hard to deny him."
Gaethje, who's riding an impressive three-fight win streak, is campaigning to fight McGregor next.
"I think I put myself in a great position to fight for a world title, to try to be the best in the world," he explained.
"If Conor wants to go past me, he has to go through me.
"I think that's the only way to legitimise the process and make it right. I think that's the fight."
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