Ever since Conor McGregor suffered the loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov he has been campaigning for a rematch. Khabib won the fight fair and square and fairly dominated Conor until he got the submission within the 4th round. However, it is often argued that Conor wasn’t in his best shape going into the fight against the Russian.
And that could are the narrative going into the rematch. The question still stays whether Conor at his very best can beat arguably the best lightweight of all time, Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, it seems Khabib had no interest in giving Conor the rematch. But that has not stopped Conor to urge another opportunity to avenge his loss against the lightweight champion.
According to UFC president Dana White, Conor even believes that he’s getting to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 249 rather than Tony Ferguson.
The saga of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagoemdov are filled with ups and downs. This fight has been made official for fourfold within the past. However, thanks to unfortunate injuries and botched weight cuts, Khabib and Tony haven’t faced one another within the octagon yet. they’re scheduled to fight one another for the fifth time within the main event of UFC 249. However, Conor believes this fight goes to disintegrate again and he will fight for the title.
Conor McGregor Believes Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson Will disintegrate.
In a recent interview with MacLife, UFC president, Dana White talked about the obsession Conor has with the Khabib rematch and stated:
“What he has been hooked into since his last fight is that the rematch with Khabib. So Saturday may be a big step therein direction. Conor believes that Khabib vs Tony isn’t getting to happen. He believes that the fight won’t happen. So he wanted this fight(Donald Cerrone) at 170 pounds. So he can revisit in there, shake off some ring rust, get a win, and switch right back around and fight Khabib when Tony falls out, is what he believes.”
Dana White has already made it clear that Conor is going to be fighting for the title if he gets past Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. Conor has also stated that he is going to be prepared as a replacement if Khabib or Tony gets injured leading up to the title fight.
Though the fans are going to be disappointed if Khabib vs Tony falls apart again, it’s good to understand that Conor is going to be jumping in to save lots of the day.