Conor McGregor apparently desperate for the Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch but 'isn't the man anymore,' the UFC president Dana White says

Business Insider | 10/19/2019 | Alan Dawson
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Conor McGregor isn't the man anymore and doesn't call the shots.

That is according to the UFC president Dana White, who said that while the Irish striker is desperate to rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov, the lightweight champion has greater options.

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Nurmagomedov could fight the well-rounded mixed martial artist Tony Ferguson or the former two-weight world champion Georges St. Pierre.

McGregor, meanwhile, could challenge the winner of November's "baddest mother-f----- in the game" bout between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal.

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Conor McGregor is apparently desperate for a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov but will have to fight his way back to the top before he challenges the current UFC lightweight champion.

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McGregor has not fought since his conclusive UFC 229 loss to Nurmagomedov last year, a bout in which he was dropped by a thudding right hand in the second round before being submitted with a tight neck crank in the fourth.

Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, defended his title in another statement win against Dustin Poirier at the UFC 242 event in Abu Dhabi, in September.

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