If everything goes according to UFC President Dana White’s plan, one of the biggest rematches in UFC history will take place sometime this year.
In an interview with TMZ at their offices, White mentions the demand for a rematch between UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor and his hopes to make it happen. But, of course, it can’t be locked in stone just yet due to the aftermath of their original UFC 229 encounter, which ended in a brawl.
Nurmagomedov and McGregor are scheduled to go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission later this month.
“That’s gotta happen, and when it does, we can figure out how this whole thing plays out,” White said.
White also mentioned that other fighters could get involved in the 155-pound mix, including former interim champion Tony Ferguson, who has been booked to face Nurmagomedov four times — twice for a world or interim title — but canceled due to injury each time, and UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway, who nearly replaced Ferguson for a fight with Nurmagomedov back in April at UFC 223.
“As long as everything goes right, this fight should happen,” White said.
Video courtesy of TMZ