Why will happen if if Khabib beats Ferguson and Poirier!

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Lightweight has long been considered the premiere division in MMA for depth of talent but right now may be the best the division has ever been. Nurmagomedov hasn’t lost in over a decade. Poirier is the interim lightweight champion after stopping Max Holloway’s 13-fight winning streak. Hell, Tony Ferguson is on a 12-fight winning streak and not even fighting for the title. Now, if Khabib beats Poirier, he has said he would like to fight Ferguson next, however, Dana White suggests there’s another fight the UFC may be interested in making instead: a rematch with Conor McGregor.

“It would be a massive fight and it’s absolutely possible, yes,” White said. “I think McGregor is gonna come back at the beginning of next year. So, realistically, all these guys are looking at September to see what happens with Khabib and Poirier. After that fight plays out, I think there’s gonna be a lot of movement going on.”

Nurmagomedov and McGregor fought in October of last year, blowing the previous UFC pay-per-view record out of the water. The fight itself was almost as dominant as the PPV numbers, with Nurmagomedov smashing McGregor before submitting him in the fourth round. But after the fight, Nurmagomedov jumped over the fence causing a now infamous brawl that resulted in his fine and put the lightweight division on hold while he waited out his suspension. The brawl also piqued interest in a rematch between the two. McGregor, meanwhile, has completed his suspension but has yet to settle on a return date, having previously retired and then unretired after reigniting his beef with Khabib. There were rumors of a fight with Donald Cerrone but now White says McGregor is waiting until September to see what comes of Khabib’s title defense.

“To Conor’s credit and defense, you don’t see Conor running around filming movies,” White said. “If you look at his – he’s in great shape, he’s staying in shape, he’s training, and he’s seeing how this thing plays out.”