You knew he was going to have something to say.
Following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242, Conor McGregor has issued a challenge.
“Book my rematch for Moscow,” the Irishman tweeted following the event.
Book my rematch for Moscow.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 7, 2019
McGregor is back in training after suffering a hand injury earlier this year, and is believed to be aiming for a return in December or next year. He has made no secret of his desire to compete against Nurmagomedov a second time, after they fought in the biggest fight in MMA history last October.
During the UFC 242 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White admitted the likelihood of a second fight is never too far away, even with Tony Ferguson’s apparent status as number one contender.
“Tony Ferguson gets the next shot,” White said. “And if for whatever reason Tony can’t take the fight or doesn’t want the fight at that time, then we would figure out what was next. But yeah, Conor would make a lot of sense. Conor McGregor wants that fight really badly, and I’m sure the fans would want to see it. We’ll see how this whole thing plays out.”