Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is widely considered the greatest fighter to ever fight in the sport. Khabib beat the daylights out of Conor McGregor in his last fight earning him new heights of fame that he’s never seen before.
UFC president Dana White expressed who he would like to see as Khabib’s first title defense:
“I haven’t even thought about a [McGregor] rematch, Obviously, I know Conor wants a rematch. We need to do what’s right and what’s fair. We’ll see how it plays out. We literally haven’t thought about it yet. As a fight fan, you’ve got to go with Tony. Tony had the belt, tweaked his knee, got stripped, this fight happens — Tony never lost the [interim] belt in a fight. Neither did Conor, but Conor got the opportunity to actually fight [Nurmagomedov]. I think Tony deserves the next shot.”
Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz sat down with ESPN for a long interview where he discussed what’s next for Khabib and it’s not Tony Ferguson. Check it out: