UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially back in action. The undefeated Dagestani will unify the 155-pound title against interim champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 this September.
With Khabib back in action and Conor McGregor back in the gym, the conversation about a rematch between the two is back in the table, as well. UFC president Dana White, for one, sees it happening in the near future.
“He’s training,” White said of McGregor on SportsCenter on Tuesday (via MMA Fighting). “Obviously we’ll sit back and we’ll watch how this whole thing plays out with these fights and see where Conor fits in and what he wants to do next.”
“I could, I absolutely could [see a rematch happening].”
Apart from UFC 242, White is also keeping a close eye on this weekend’s lightweight contender tiff between Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone at UFC 238.
“All these guys have been fighting, again, this thing’s going to play out this weekend and then Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi, and then we’ll figure out what’s next for Conor,” White said.
UFC 242 takes place on September 7th in Abu Dhabi, marking the company’s third event in the said city since 2010.