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The head of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) Dana white convinced that the next Irish opponent Conor McGregor should be the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov. About this functionary said in a press conference after UFC 246.
White compared the opposition fighters with well-known Boxing rivalries, citing the example of the fights of Muhammad Ali and George foreman. He noted that this fight will be an event on a global scale. “This is a fight that we should organize,” admitted white.
Before UFC 246 the official also spoke about a possible fight McGregor and Nurmagomedov. To do this, from the Irish needed to win over American Donald serron in their first game since the autumn of 2018. 19 Jan McGregor knocked out serron for 40 seconds and was scored 22nd career victory.
In October of 2018 at UFC 229 McGregor lost Nurmagomedov. Russian has held the title of the champion of UFC in the lightweight division.
McGregor is a former UFC champion. He was the first in the history of the organization simultaneously hold belts in two weight categories.
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