4 UFC fighters Conor McGregor has called out in 2019
- Who will Conor McGregor face in his next UFC fight? It's anyone's guess, but The Notorious One has called out these 4 fighters.
#2 Khabib Nurmagomedov
After their first fight in October 2018 drew a record pay-per-view buyrate for the UFC – 2.4m buys – it was a no brainer that the UFC would look to book a rematch between McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and unsurprisingly – despite taking an absolute beating in the first fight – ‘The Notorious One’ has always been down for the fight at some point in 2019.
Khabib himself has seemed uncommittal about a rematch, stating that after tapping out in their first fight, McGregor doesn’t deserve one, but that doesn’t seem to be the case from Conor’s point of view, as the Irishman has always suggested that he wants to do the fight again – his first Tweet post-UFC 229 in fact stated that he was “looking forward” to the rematch.
There’s no doubt that a second Khabib/McGregor fight would do big business at the box office, but it does seem like the UFC might go in another direction for now – after all, if McGregor were to pick up a big win prior to stepping in with Khabib again, the hype might get even bigger – making it the biggest fight in UFC history for a second time.Published 14 Feb 2019, 19:00 IST