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Dana White's Brilliant Response To Rumours Of Khabib Nurmagomedov Snubbing McGregor Rematch

Dana White's Brilliant Response To Rumours Of Khabib Nurmagomedov Snubbing McGregor Rematch

The prospect of Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting Conor McGregor again seemed like it would happen after UFC president Dana White confirmed that the Irishman wanted a rematch with the Russian.

However, it recently emerged online that the Eagle would apparently turn down a rematch, with suggestions that he would face Tony Ferguson next and then call it time on his career in the octagon.

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White has now come out to respond to reports that a rematch wouldn't happen.

The 49-year-old UFC president took to his Instagram account to post a photo reporting on Khabib's future plans and accompanied it with a simple message: "This story is number one B******T."

Well, that's cleared that up.

"Shouldn't be no rematch yet if Conor and Khabib are gonna be suspended. Just let Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis fight for the belt," one user wrote.

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Another added: "Thousands of comments and you answer in person. That's respecting the fans. Kudos."

A third added: "Tony said he's ready to go! Let the man have his title shot!"

Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor in the fourth round to retain his UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 229.

Following on from the heated aftermath of the fight, the Nevada Athletic Commission has temporarily suspended both fighters.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Khabib, who extended his unbeaten record to 27 wins, has already received an offer from 50 Cent to fight for him at Bellator MMA.

Interestingly, referee Herb Dean recently came out to explain why he did not intervene in the fight, especially for how people called out McGregor for breaking UFC's rules.

"My job is to facilitate exciting and clean matches," he explained. "Not to intervene.

"Any time I intervene, I run the risk of artificially affecting the outcome of the fight.

"Even if I just talk to the fighter, I can distract him, he can take a shot, lose his position.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Any time I see a foul, my job is to evaluate whether that is worth me intervening or not.

"Did it affect the fighter?

"In the Conor McGregor-Khabib fight, the fouls by Conor did not affect Khabib enough to warrant risking disadvantaging him by intervening."

Who would win in the rematch?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC News, UFC, Dana White

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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