Dana White Confirms Conor McGregor Wants A Rematch With Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Dana White Confirms Conor McGregor Wants A Rematch With Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Conor
McGregor wants a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

According to ESPN MMA editor Greg Rosenstein, it looks like another fight between the two could well and truly happen now.

The Russian fighter successfully defended his UFC Lightweight Championship against the Irishman at UFC 229.

‏The fight entered into the fourth round before Nurmagomedov was able to lock in a deadly submission hold to win the match, extending his unbeaten record to 27 wins.

Despite a memorable victory for the Russian, the ending of the fight has been filled with controversy.

The UFC Lightweight Champion scrambled his way over the cage to confront the McGregor camp.

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Meanwhile, three members of Khabib’s team were arrested in response to an attack on McGregor.

Khabib, however, apologised
for his actions in a post-match press conference.

“I want to say sorry to the athletic commission, sorry to Vegas. I know this is not my best side,” he said.

“I don’t understand how people can say I jumped on the cage. He talked about my religion, my family, he came to Brooklyn and could have killed people on the bus.

Credit: PA

“Why are we talking about me climbing on the cage? My father taught me to be respectful. Today, he tapped, the belt is here, undisputed, undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion. This is a respectful sport, not a trash-talking sport.

“I want to change the game, you cannot talk about religion, about nationality. Thank you so much, thank you for waiting.

“Nevada, sorry. Vegas, sorry. [Vladimir] Putin called me and said congratulations.”

Do you want to see a second fight between the two?

Let us know in the comments.

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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