McGregor vs Khabib II is a match that has been long talked about but hasn’t actually come to be. The match has been discussed in closed-door meetings and on internet forums but the two men who are to fight this are just not on the same page. McGregor wants Khabib but Khabib wants better fighters. Khabib vs Poirier at UFC 242 might just be the stepping stone that leads to this rematch.
Here is a closer look at Conor McGregor facing off against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the second time – and three reasons why it WILL happen after the Khabib vs Poirier Rematch
Khabib says Dustin Poirier is a tougher matchup and a better fighter than Conor McGregor. Conor only has one win at lightweight, Poirier has done more in the division #UFC242
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) August 30, 2019
UFC 250 Pressure from Dana White
UFC is known for putting up big fights at landmark shows. With UFC 250 coming next year, Dana White would love to have some extra jazz here and what’s bigger than the Khabib vs McGregor rematch when it comes to selling tickets and PPV buys!
McGregor’s constant instigation
Conor McGregor has been constantly instigating Khabib for a fight, throwing a number of racist vulgarities at him, even getting personal by remarking on his wife’s traditional attire. McGregor can get into Khabib’s skin and hence this rematch can be set up after Khabib vs Poirier.
Khabib has literally been being prepped to be a destroyer of worlds since the day he was born. His entire life has been fighting and honing skills specific to MMA. Gonna be tough to overcome that. But I love that Poirier is game as fuck. This will be awesome. #UFC242
— Tommy Toe Hold (@TommyToeHold) August 31, 2019
KHabib’s Unbroken Streak
For Khabib, it is all about extending his streak – currently at 27-0, he would love to take it up to 28-0 at UFC 242 while the next fight against McGregor would give him another incentive to take his streak higher by a number!