KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV ought to combat Tony Ferguson subsequent as a substitute of getting a rematch with Conor McGregor, says Dana White.
McGregor instantly referred to as for an additional combat in opposition to Khabib after tapping out within the fourth spherical of their bout in Las Vegas at the start of October.
However it’s understood the Russian shouldn’t be eager on a sequel and White would additionally want the light-weight champion to tackle Tony Ferguson.
The President of UFC instructed ESPN: “I haven’t even considered a [McGregor] rematch.
“Clearly, I do know Conor desires a rematch. We have to do what’s proper and what’s truthful.
“We’ll see the way it performs out. We actually haven’t considered it but.
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“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.”
There had been suggestions of Khabib following in the footsteps of McGregor and making the switch across to boxing in order to go head-to-head with Floyd Mayweather.
Nurmagomedov called The Money out on Twitter and the 50-0 fighter, 41, said: “Oh, we fighting. I’m my own boss.”
But White says the proposals should simply be ignored.
He added: “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.”