The reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke about the conditions under which his rematch with the former champion of the promotion in two weight categories Conor McGregor is possible. According to him, this could happen if the fight between McGregor and Dustin Poirier, which is scheduled to take place in January 2021, takes place in the lightweight division and if Conor wins.
“If he beats Poirier in the lightweight division, this [rematch] will make sense. But if they fight at welterweight, how can you fight at 170 pounds and have your next fight at 155 pounds?
If you want to take the easy route, you will never deserve another title fight. If he fights at 170 pounds, goodbye, “ – Nurmagomedov told Mike Swick’s YouTube channel.