All Conor McGregor has been thinking about since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last October is trying to lock down a rematch against the UFC lightweight champion.
Unfortunately for “Notorious,” he is going to have to wait a while or climb his way up the ladder. That’s because Khabib isn’t interested in giving him the chance for a do-over unless he wins 10 fights in a row.
Khabib Nurmagomedov held a press conference in Moscow and according to @tassagency_en, Khabib will only fight in Las Vegas if the NSAC apologizes to him.
Otherwise, he expects to fight in New York this April.
Khabib also said McGregor needs 10 wins before he gets a rematch.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) November 8, 2019
His Las Vegas comments are referring to Khabib’s stance that he would never again fight in Nevada after the NSAC suspended him and his team for close to a year and took a big chunk if his UFC 229 salary as a result of their post-fight scuffle.
As far as who his next fight will be, it will likely come against Tony Ferguson, the No. 1 contender who has patiently been waiting for his chance to fight Khabib after four previous attempts to book the fight fell through.
As for Conor, he will look to get back in the win column when he makes his much-anticipated return to action on January 18, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. And whoever he faces, he needs win to secure his sought after rematch against Khabib.
That said, I highly-doubt UFC will make Conor earn 10 wins in order to get another crack at Khabib, as there is too much money to be made in the rematch.
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