"To fight me he has to cut weight first, down to 70kg, and then win 10 fights in a row like I did, then we'll think about a rematch".
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In his first fight with Conor McGregor in October 2018, Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his lightweight title via submission in Round 4.
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"Then he loses to Khabib in a fight that was - when you talk about bad blood - it's like the next level of bad blood". So his thing is, I'll fight Cowboy, I'll beat Cowboy, I'll be ready to fight Khabib at 155 if anything happens, because we're going into Khabib-Tony again.
Justin Gaethje, who has won his last three fights in the lightweight division, wasn't too pleased by this and responded immediately on Twitter.
Will White's explanation silence Gaethje boosters and critics? Earlier this week, White revealed McGregor would likely be given a second crack at the Russian if he wins his comeback fight against Donald Cerrone on January 18. I have a lot of love for Japan, especially for Japanese fans, who are really passionate about fighting. We've offered Gaethje a lot of fights that Gaethje hasn't taken, either. Judging by that record alone, it's obvious that McGregor hasn't done enough to deserve a rematch against Khabib.
It is very possible that the victor could be next in line to challenge Nurmagomedov for the title next if the latter gets past Tony Ferguson. White also argued in the interview that people are disrespecting Cerrone because of his recent losses. "Cowboy" lost two in a row? But, here we are.