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UFC: Khabib’s father: McGregor rematch a possibility in Moscow

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Former double champ and Irish sensation ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor is looking for a comeback.

McGregor would like it to be against someone who possesses not only skills but stardom of a higher magnitude. That being said, a rematch against arch rival and champ Khabib Nurmagomedov makes complete sense.

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Weighing in on the topic, Nurmagomedov’s father and long time coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov claimed the high profile fight might as well happen. (via RT Sport translation):

“If McGregor wants it, then Moscow is waiting for him. He said once that he has more fans here than Khabib. We want to host him in Moscow, he is welcome – we are waiting.”

Abdulmanap did agree to the fact that with a 12 fight winning streak, former interim champ Tony Ferguson has been making the right noises for a title shot. However after that Abdulmanap is targeting a showdown against McGregor.

“Before McGregor we should finish our business with Ferguson,” he stated. “Because he had 28 fights, and runs a 12-fight winning streak in the UFC, just like Khabib. Such winning streaks and such big fights have never happened in the UFC.

“So I think Madison Square Garden is a good place for this fight, but we won’t fight earlier than March.”

McGregor on his social media, teased a comeback fight in December in Dublin, Ireland. Lately McGregor has been associated with a rematch against Dustin Poirier or a war against Justin Gaethje for his comeback.

Read also:

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