The UFC President Dana White has provided fans with another latest update on as to when a much awaited and highly anticipated rematch between the current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and the former UFC champ champ Conor McGregor, White revealed that McGregor might not actually wait to fight the champion.
White was recently in a conversation with TMZ Sports. He told them that a rematch might happen if Khabib successfully defends his title against Tony Ferguson. But revealed that McGregor might not be too interested in waiting for a rematch with him. Here’s what he had to say:
Khabib if he wins, But I don’t know if Conor wants to wait for him. We’ll see what happens. Conor might not wait. Conor McGregor does not handpick his opponents, Conor McGregor has fought anybody that we have asked him to fight and who has been available. I mean guys have pulled out on Conor two or three times, Conor literally went to the gym and said ‘Tell me who I am fighting.’
In two previous conversations with TMZ last month. He had previously said that he really wants the rematch to happen and had in fact even given the fans a timeline for it. Here’s what he had said previously:
“Conor wants Khabib. Conor always has a lot of options. He wants Khabib, that’s the fight he wants, and we’ll see what happens. … I think Khabib makes sense, too.
Khabib and Tony will fight in Brooklyn, and Conor will probably fight the winner, Conor’s talking about not wanting to wait that long, I don’t know what else makes sense. But who knows with that kid. The reason everybody loves him so much is because he could say, ‘You know what, I want to fight this guy now,’ some other weight class or whatever. The reason everybody loves him so much is because he could say, ‘You know what, I want to fight this guy now,’ some other weight class or whatever. But he keeps it fun. Khabib will sit out after [Ramadan], So, you would be talking about the fall, (in) September, October, November (for a rematch).”