has a message for Khabib Nurmagomedov — Want a rematch? Get in line. Conor McGregor
The UFC superstar touched down in Australia with his crew on Wednesday where he was swarmed by local media and fans.
Khabib was super cool with everyone — taking selfies and talking with people — but the headline here is the trash-talk directed at McGregor.
One of the reporters asked if Conor should get the rematch — to which Khabib smirked and said, “Rematch for what?!”
The reporter brought up
Conor did before their fight at UFC 229 back in October — Khabib again shot back with an insult. all the talking
“Before last fight he talked too. But, when we go inside the cage, he don’t do nothing.”
Of course, Khabib mauled Conor before McGregor
. tapped out in the 4th round
Despite Khabib’s position, UFC boss Dana White told
TMZ Sports he IS and it should go down in 2019 … if everything goes according to plan. working on the rematch
The two had been trading barbs on social media recently — with Khabib posting a video clip showing him strangling McGregor with the caption, “You will live with this shame all your life #tapmachine.”
says Logan Paul is pulling some shady crap when it comes to their rematch — saying the YouTube star is breaking their contract by refusing to fight in February. KSI
Remember, the two squared off back in August but fought to
in a crazy 6-round slugfest at Manchester Arena in the U.K. a draw
The two had signed a contract requiring a rematch — but the two sides can’t seem to agree on a date.
On Wednesday, KSI posted a video pointing the finger at Logan’s camp — saying Team Paul was supposed to take the lead with planning since it’s supposed to happen in the U.S. … but he’s failing.
KSI claims Logan wants the fight to go down on the West Coast — but says it doesn’t make sense because time zone issues would make it difficult for U.K. fans to watch the fight live.
KSI is demanding an East Coast location and says he wants the fight pushed to November so they can properly train and promote the event.
But, when we saw Logan at Warwick in Hollywood on Wednesday night … he told a different story.
“He already broke the contract. It was supposed to happen in February. He already broke that sh*t.”
Logan continued … “He needs time to prepare. I’m okay. I tried to do it in December but he wouldn’t do it.”
Both guys clearly want to fight — but they need to figure out a date and venue stat.
– Conor McGregor rematch WILL go down in 2019 — so says Khabib … who tells Dana White TMZ Sports it’ll happen as long as everything goes according to plan.
The UFC honcho popped by the TMZ offices last week … and told us there are still some hurdles to clear — but he thinks Khabib-Conor II will get set sometime in the next 12 months.
“As long as everything goes right, this fight should happen.”
Of course, Khabib and Conor are still facing suspensions for their roles
that broke out at UFC 229 … and guys like in the brawl and even Tony Ferguson could get shots at Khabib before Conor does. Max Holloway
But, Dana says if everything lines up the way he thinks it will … the rematch will happen.
at UFC 229 on Oct 6 — forcing the Irishman to tap out in the 4th round. dominated Conor
After the fight, Conor gave a
explaining why he lost the fight — but gave credit to Khabib and vowed to return “with my confidence high.” round-by-round breakdown
“If it is not the rematch right away, no problem,” Conor said back in October … “I will face the next in line. It’s all me always, anyway. See you soon, my fighting fans, I love you all.”
wants to see Jon Jones get another crack at Conor McGregor — telling Khabib TMZ Sports he LOVED the first fight … and really hopes locks ’em both in for a rematch. Dana White
“I would love to see that again,” Jones said after the
UFC 232 press conference … “That was a great fight.”
Of course, Khabib dominated Conor during the Oct. 6 bout at
… ultimately submitting the Irishman in the 4th round. UFC 229
But, Jones believes one fight shouldn’t define an athlete — and he’s confident McGregor still has the skills to compete with the best in the world.
“Wins and losses happen when you’re fighting at the level that guys like Conor and I are fighting at … it happens and it’s a big part of the game but its not a race.”
“As a martial artist, one fight never defines an athlete. It’s a journey. It’s about how you finish the race.”
Despite his excitement, Jon says he thinks Conor should probably fight someone else before rushing back after Khabib … but ultimately, they’re on a collision course.