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Dana White: McGregor vs Khabib Rematch “Should Happen” In 2019


“so long as every thing goes proper this battle ought to occur.”

UFC President Dana White is hopeful that Irish famous person Conor McGregor and undefeated Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will sq. off once more in 2019. During a dialogue with TMZ Sports, White mentioned the a lot anticipated rematch will occur as long as every thing goes in keeping with plan.

“I feel lots of people wish to see that battle,” White instructed TMZ Sports.

“We gotta see how this factor [plays out]. Obviously, once more, we haven’t gone in entrance of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. That’s gotta occur and when it does we will determine how this complete factor performs out.

“Is Max [Holloway] transferring to 155…Tony Ferguson’s clearly within the combine…we gotta see how this factor performs out.”

When requested whether or not the battle might occur in 2019, White replied, “Yeah, I do.” He added, “Obviously, guys are going to need to win and it relies upon how lengthy the suspensions are, however yeah, so long as every thing goes proper this battle ought to occur.”

Last month, the Nevada State Athletic Commission officers unanimously granted Nurmagomedov a continuance within the UFC 229 case on the month-to-month assembly in Las Vegas. McGregor’s camp was beforehand granted a continuance in his case, and now each fighters are scheduled to look earlier than the courtroom on the subsequent NSAC assembly on January 29.

Both will stay quickly suspended till the state of affairs is resolved.

As White famous in his most up-to-date dialog with TMZ, Tony Ferguson will certainly be in search of a big-money title shot as properly. White has beforehand flirted with the thought of Khabib defending his title towards Ferguson, and Conor McGregor dealing with off towards Dustin Poirier as his subsequent opponent, with the winners of each fights squaring off for the Lightweight championship.

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