In October, Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0) successfully defended his UFC lightweight championship against Conor McGregor (21-4) via fourth-round submission in the main event of UFC 229 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Since UFC 229, there were also talks about Khabib fighting Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, but that has looked far-fetched idea, although MMA fans want him to fight No. 1 contender Tony Ferguson who has earned his shot at the lightweight title. Then there is also a massive rematch offer given to him to fight Conor McGregor.
However, UFC president Dana White said that there is a huge possibility of Conor McGregor rematch happening in 2019. He spoke to TMZ about it.
“I think a lot of people want to see that fight,” UFC President Dana White said of a rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. “We gotta see how this thing… Obviously, again, we still haven’t gone before the Nevada State Athletic Commission. That’s gotta happen, and when that does we can figure out how this whole thing plays out. Is Max [Holloway] moving to 55 [pounds]? Tony Ferguson… Obviously in the mix. So we gotta see how this thing plays out.
“Yeah, I do [think the rematch happens]. Obviously, guys are going to have to win, depends on how long the suspensions are and things like that but yeah, I mean as long as everything goes right, this fight should happen.”
A rematch will without a doubt bring in a lot of attention to the fight, considering the first fight sold almost 2.4 Million PPV buys and generated second biggest gate for the UFC.