Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is widely considered the greatest fighter to ever fight in the sport. Khabib beat the daylights out of Conor McGregor in his last fight earning him new heights of fame that he’s never seen before.
With all the hype right now focused on a possible boxing match between Khabib and Floyd Mayweather, UFC president Dana White quickly shot that idea down:
“Don’t pay attention to it, First of all, the Mayweather team has not approached us at all. Khabib is under contract with the UFC; we haven’t talked to anybody from the Mayweather team. Floyd is very good at getting his name back out there when he’s ready to.”
Dana also expressed who he would like to see as Khabib’s first title defense:
“I haven’t even thought about a [McGregor] rematch, Obviously, I know Conor wants a rematch. We need to do what’s right and what’s fair. We’ll see how it plays out. We literally haven’t thought about it yet. As a fight fan, you’ve got to go with Tony. Tony had the belt, tweaked his knee, got stripped, this fight happens — Tony never lost the [interim] belt in a fight. Neither did Conor, but Conor got the opportunity to actually fight [Nurmagomedov]. I think Tony deserves the next shot.”