Dana White says Conor McGregor‘s next fight will almost definitely be a rematch with Khabib … and the result of the match will have a major impact on the legacy of both guys.
TMZ Sports talked to Dana White outside T-Mobile Arena in Vegas after McGregor DOMINATED Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone … and asked the UFC honcho who the Irish superstar wants next?
“Conor wants Khabib. Conor always has a lot of options. He wants Khabib, that’s the fight he wants, and we’ll see what happens.”
“I think Khabib makes sense, too.”
Khabib is scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson in April … and if the 28-0 fighter wins, that could set up the Nurmagomedov-McGregor rematch — and it’d be HUGE.
The only snag? Khabib and his manager Ali Abdelaziz have repeatedly said the the Dagestani star will NOT rematch Conor.
But, Dana doesn’t sound worried.
“Listen, Khabib has never turned down a fight. The guy’s 28-0. He’s one of the baddest dudes to ever do it,” Dana tells us.
“This fight’s important for his legacy too. When you start looking back at Khabib’s career and if he goes undefeated and retires. You’re looking at the names, and the names mean everything. He beat Conor McGregor. He beats Tony Ferguson. He beat Conor McGregor again. He beat this guy, that guy.”
That’s not all … White also talked Floyd Mayweather — who teased a Floyd-Conor II and Floyd-Khabib bout Saturday night — and made it clear TBE still wants to fight.