The aftermath of UFC 229 has left us with many questions however one factor is for certain: The Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor feud is not over. Despite Khabib’s dominant efficiency at Saturday’s PPV, during which McGregor tapped out within the fourth spherical, the Irish celebrity is already campaigning for a rematch towards the undefeated Lightweight champ.
Of course, it stays to be seen what sort of self-discipline Khabib will face on account of the post-fight brawl, however as soon as every part is sorted out McGregor seems wanting to get again within the octagon. Shortly after UFC 229, McGregor tweeted, “Good knock. Looking ahead to the rematch.”
During an look on ESPN First Take immediately, UFC President Dana White defined that McGregor has already known as requesting a rematch. White says (h/t Brett Okamoto of ESPN), “[Nurmagomedov] has to go earlier than the Nevada fee, and we’ve to see what is going on to occur with Khabib and this entire mess. But McGregor has already known as me, wanting a rematch. That’s what Conor has requested for. We’ll see what occurs with Khabib and what’s subsequent.”
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh echoed that assertion throughout an interview with Joe Rogan immediately, saying that McGregor was speaking rematch instantly after the conclusion of UFC 229.
While Khabib vs McGregor II would positively do numbers, there are different fighters who’re searching for a title shot as effectively. For occasion, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been lined up three totally different occasions to combat and it nonetheless hasn’t occurred. After Ferguson’s victory at UFC 229, many imagine he needs to be the following challenger, and rightfully so.
However, the UFC is a enterprise on the finish of the day and if there’s one man who can demand a combat that’s assured to interrupt the field workplace, it is Conor McGregor.