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Conor McGregor may be fighting at welterweight for his UFC return, but he’ll still get a shot at the Lightweight title in 2020.

According to UFC president Dana White, if “Notorious” beats Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, he will be in line for a 155-pound title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Of course, Khabib has to defeat Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April in order for it to happen.

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“If Conor can get through Cowboy and Khabib can get through Tony, then we’d be looking at a rematch with Conor and Khabib down the line here pretty soon,” said White.

Nurmagomedov defeated Conor at UFC 229 in October of 2018, in what was the biggest money-making PPV’s ever for UFC.

While there are other notable lightweights who are seemingly more deserving at a title shot, such as Justin Gaethje, McGregor is big business.

That’s why the promotion doesn’t mind hurting a few people’s feeling in order to make the biggest fight possible.

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