UFC president Dana White is optimistic Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight each other again in the next year.
“Yeah, I do … As long as everything goes right, this fight should happen,” White told TMZ Sports in a video posted Tuesday when asked if a McGregor vs. Khabib rematch was likely in 2019. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Ronda Rousey Photos On The Internet)
You can watch the full interview below. (SLIDESHOW: These UFC Women Really Hate Wearing Clothes)
I would love to see a rematch in 2019! Would absolutely love it. The first bout was incredible and ended in absolute chaos after Khabib won. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Paige VanZant Photos On The Internet)
You literally couldn’t have scripted a situation where the Russian-born star hopped out of the octagon to start swinging on people.
Conor McGregor v Khabib
— Bin Veto (@binveto) October 7, 2018
Anybody who doesn’t want a rematch of this fight is simply kidding themselves or not a real fan of the UFC.
There’s no middle ground. Khabib and McGregor are the two biggest stars in the sport. Any opportunity they have to fight each other is a golden opportunity for attention and for the brand to grow.
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Let’s get it done, Dana White. There’s no excuse to not make this the marquee fight of 2019. After the show put on during the first match, I have no doubt plenty of people will be tuning in.