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​Conor McGregor Asked Who He Wants To Face From Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Clash

​Conor McGregor Asked Who He Wants To Face From Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Clash

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is ready to fight either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson and insisted that he has "never backed down from fighting anyone."

Khabib, 31, is scheduled to defend the lightweight championship against Ferguson in their highly-anticipated clash at UFC 249 next month.

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And McGregor, who made his sensational UFC return in January, has unfinished business with Khabib since his 2018 defeat at UFC 229.

Speaking to Maxim, the Irish MMA star acknowledged the uncertainty surrounding the forthcoming clash amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.

However, that hasn't stopped McGregor from eyeing up a fight with either fierce rival Khabib or UFC star Ferguson.

"Obviously, based on what's going on in the world today, all need to stay safe and not congregate in large groups. We will see what Dana and the UFC decides," he said.

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"One thing I can tell you is that I have never backed down from fighting anyone, anywhere, and that holds true today."

UFC president Dana White has already confirmed that the Khabib-Ferguson clash, which is slated for 18th April, won't take place in Las Vegas or Brooklyn due to the coronavirus outbreak.

But UFC has since issued a statement to confirm that plans for UFC 249 will move ahead, but the event has been pulled from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

"UFC is planning to move forward with UFC 249: KHABIB VS. FERGUSON in April. The event will not take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn as previously announced," reads the statement.

"The decision was made in accordance with guidance issued by the New York State Athletic Commission, as well as in accordance with restrictions by New York State limiting large public gatherings.

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"Additional details, including location and venue, will be announced when confirmed. Barclays Center ticket holders may seek a full refund at the point of purchase.

"Internet and phone orders will be automatically cancelled and refunded. UFC looks forward to returning to Brooklyn at the earliest opportunity."

McGregor has also issued a warning to Khabib that he won't repeat the "same mistakes" in a potential rematch.

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Notorious, UFC News, MMA News, El Cucuy, Tony Ferguson, UFC, eagle, MMA, UFC 249

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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