Dana White wants Tony vs Khabib as “Tony deserves the next shot”.

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UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov is having the best time of his life after the win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229. Khabib has been getting recognition and appreciation from all over the world.

Khabib still has one fight left in his UFC contract and no decisions have been made regarding Khabib’s next fight.

Conor McGregor has made it clear that he wants a rematch with Khabib. But Conor McGregor hasn’t been granted a rematch yet, UFC president Dana White told ESPN.

Dana White said, “Obviously, I know Conor wants a rematch. We need to do what’s right and what’s fair. We’ll see how it plays out. We literally haven’t thought about it yet.”

When asked who actually deserves the next shot at the belt, Dana White said,” As a fight fan, you’ve got to go with Tony,” Dana White stated. “Tony had the belt, tweaked his knee, got stripped, this fight happens — Tony never lost the (interim) belt in a fight. Neither did Conor, but Conor got the opportunity to actually fight (Nurmagomedov). I think Tony deserves the next shot.”

Tony Ferguson, was supposed to face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title back in April. Unfortunately, Ferguson suffered a knee injury and was forced to pull out.


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