On August 26th, UFC Two division champ Conor McGregor faced boxing legend Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather in a 10 round boxing match. Following that bout, Conor already has sights on his next opponent for his return to the UFC.
“You know what Conor told me? He said, ‘I want Khabib in Russia. Isn’t he (expletive) awesome? He’s like, ‘I want Khabib, in Russia.’ He’s awesome. Conor McGregor is a (expletive) unicorn. There’s nothing like him. He’s working on boxing Floyd Mayweather and then he’s talking about fighting Khabib in Russia right after.”
“Those guys (have) got to fight,” White said. It would have seemed a lot worse if those two guys fought (at UFC 209), and they were all sitting around waiting. It didn’t happen. That fight still needs to happen. So this thing could time out perfectly.”
“Those are the kind of things that make that kid a (expletive) superstar, I’ve got guys telling me, ‘I don’t want to (expletive) – I don’t want to fight this guy, and I don’t want to do this.’ (Conor says), ‘I want Floyd Mayweather then I want (expletive) Khabib in Russia.’ How do you not love him? How do you not love Conor McGregor? Amazing.”