UFC President Dana White revealed that Conor McGregor will earn a title shot rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov if he passes next Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. The former double division champion will return to the Octagon against the Cowboy after more than a year of hiatus on January 18 in Las Vegas at 170 pounds.
To make the fight happen, both the fighters should defeat their next opponent as Khabib is expected to take on Tony Ferguson on April 18 at UFC 249 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
“That fight’s done, it’s happening. If Conor can get through Cowboy, and if Khabib can get through Tony, then we’d be looking at a rematch with Conor and Khabib down the line pretty soon.”
White told BT Sport.
The UFC wants the fight to happen at any cost as the first bout between the two lightweights broke the UFC's previous PPV sales record and became the company's highest pay-per-view selling event.
Besides, the Notorious is also targeting a bout against the BMF champion Jorge Masvidal. There is also a possibility of the fight as Conor is competing at 170 rather than returning to his natural weight class.