UFC chief Dana White has admitted that a highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘should happen’ in 2019, the Daily Express report.
McGregor, who recently became a father for a second time on Friday, tapped out to the undefeated Russian in the fourth round of their lightweight title bout back in October.
However, the fight was overshadowed by a mass brawl that led to both men receiving temporary suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Nurmagomedov leaped the Octagon following the win, attacking McGregor’s team mate Dillon Danis in the process, while the Irishman was attacked by the Russian’s team inside the Octagon.
The unsavoury scenes following the UFC 229 main event has led to speculation of a rematch between the pair, however, with the likes of Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway linked with clashes against Nurmagomedov and McGregor respectively, many believe it will be a tough fight to make.
Despite this, UFC boss White has welcomed suggestions of a rematch between the two rivals, claiming a fight should happen.
I think a lot of people want to see that fight.
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.
Obviously, [both] 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.