The rumour of all MMA rumours somehow finds a way to be back every once in a while. Russian MMA insiders, MMA team Dagestan have reported that the lightweight championship match is being targeted for UFC 229 in Las Vegas. Furthermore, according to them Khabib’s father has reported that while nothing is official, the negotiations are nearing completion.
This is the same source that reported Mark Hunt being the replacement for a tainted Werdum at UFC Moscow and Alexander Volkov being the stand-by replacement for Cormier vs Miocic at UFC 226.
However, nothing is official yet from Dana White’s end, but he has repeatedly said that this is the fight to make. If the fight happens to become a reality, it will be Khabib’s first title defence and Mcgregor’s second chance at the lightweight belt in as many fights.