Dana White: Conor McGregor and Khabib rematch ‘should’ happen in 2019

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The UFC President believes a rematch will happen once the issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission are resolved

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘should’ face one another in 2019.

That’s according to UFC President Dana White, who admitted disciplinary issues had to be taken into account.

Dana White holds the rivals back before UFC 229

Dana White holds the rivals back before UFC 229

The lightweights met in a grudge match in Las Vegas in October of last year after months of bitter trash talking.

Khabib ultimately battered the ‘Notorious’ at the UFC 229, forcing the Irishman to tap.

But the Russian jumped out of the cage and incited a brawl in the T-Mobile Arena.

However, White believes McGregor will get his chance at redemption this year.

McGregor was forced to tap in the fourth round

McGregor was forced to tap in the fourth round

“I think a lot of people want to see that fight,” White told TMZ Sports.

“We gotta see how this thing [plays out]. Obviously, again, we haven’t gone in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. That’s gotta happen and when it does we can figure out how this whole thing plays out.

“Is Max [Holloway] moving to 155…Tony Ferguson’s obviously in the mix…we gotta see how this thing plays out.”

When pressed on whether the fight could happen this year, White concluded that it could.

“Yeah, I do,” White replied when asked if the fight could happen this year.

“Obviously, guys are going to have to win and it depends how long the suspensions are, but yeah, as long as everything goes right this fight should happen.”

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