Conor McGregor vs Khabib rematch set to take place in Russia Moscow

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomdov rematch is ON in Russia ??? Does Tony Ferguson have to wait till 2020 ???

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Rematch

Firstly, Conor McGregor vs Khabib fight was held on October 6, 2018, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area in UFC 229. However, Khabib dominates the fight and wins a lightweight title. Later after that, he denies a rematch with McGregor.

In an update, the biggest news headed to UFC sports. Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov stated on the YouTube channel that Conor McGregor vs Khabib rematch may happen on Russian soil, in Moscow.

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

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Now, when will Tony Ferguson gets a chance? Ferguson has a long 12 match winning streak. He is a deserving opponent. Also, Khabib said that his next fight will be against either with Tony Ferguson or GSP. However, Khabib’s father admitted that Tony Ferguson is a deserving opponent.

“But before McGregor, we should finish our business with Ferguson. Because he had 28 fights, and runs a 12-fight winning streak in the UFC, just like Khabib,” Senior Nurmagomedov added. “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.”

Seems like Conor McGregor vs Khabib rematch may happen in Russia, Moscow. For those who don’t know, Conor McGregor makes a statement after Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. McGregor demands he wants a rematch in Moscow.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov comment on his next match

The undefeated king of lightweight division basically known as ‘The Eagle’ Khabib Nurmagomedov recently beats Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. Now every UFC fans want to know what next for Khabib Nurmagomedov? will he fight with Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson or GSP?

Khaibib comments on Tony Ferguson, During UFC 242 media conference call. When asked about Khabib’s next fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov stated. “There’s only Tony Ferguson, Of course, I think he deserves. Who else? Nobody. Only Tony Ferguson I think.”

Khaibib comments on GSP, “Georges St-Pierre is great guy, great champion, great athlete, He’s very good example for young kids.” He added. “If he want to come back, if he feel hungry, if he feel he can improve his legacy with fight with me … and he can make 155, I am waiting for him. And I think maybe he like new belt? If he likes, I can give him, just only for one photo. But then he has to give me back this belt. But if he wants to fight? Welcome.”

Khaibib comments on Conor McGregor, he stated, “Honestly I don’t understand what you ask about. This guy, when did he win the last time? Why do we keep talking about this guy?” He added. “This guy don’t train more than three years. We keep talking about this guy, I don’t want to talk about him. We have Dustin Poirier, we have a lot of stuff, please let’s talk about real stuff.”

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Conor McGregor vs Khabib first fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor fight was held on October 6, 2018, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area in UFC 229.

For those who are unaware, It also drew controversy for a post-fight brawl that broke out between the Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor teams. As noted UFC 229 set the record for the highest MMA pay-per-view buys and the largest live gate in Nevada.

The event was headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between the undefeated current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor. At UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) def. Conor McGregor by Submission (neck crank) at Round number 4 in 3:03s.

Reported payout: The following is the reported payout to both fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC’s traditional “fight night” bonuses. As noted Khabib Nurmagomedov earns $2,000,000 (no win bonus) and Conor McGregor earns $3,000,000.

UFC 229 set the record for the highest ever mixed martial arts attendance and live gate in Nevada with 2.4 million buys in the United States. It drew an attendance of 20,034 fans, generating a live gate revenue of $17.2 million.

The brawl that broke out between the Khabib and McGregor teams. the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) announced a nine-month suspension for Nurmagomedov and a $500,000 fine. Also, Conor McGregor was suspended for six months and given a $50,000 fine.

Khabib Nurmagomedov clarify his actions at the post-fight interview and apologized to the NSAC and stated he was provoked by the Conor McGregor team’s trash-talk targeting his family, nation, and religion.

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