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Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Will NOT Happen in 2020: Khabib’s Manager Names Gaethje as Prospective New Opponent

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Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC

Ever since Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson talks started to become official, Conor McGregor would have been a restless man. For someone who had been wanting to have a shot at Khabib for quite a long time, this would mean that he could probably try and put a date on his much-awaited rematch with the Russian. However, Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz might just have ruined Conor’s plans.

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Cancelled

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

When Conor McGregor announced his return to UFC some weeks ago, he drew out a roadmap which said that he wants to fight someone when he returns (most likely Donald Cerrone), followed by a fight against the winner of Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal from UFC 244 (which turned out to be Masvidal) – and then he would like to fight the winner of Khabib vs Tony.

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Rematch

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Ali Abdelaziz, Khabib’s manager, has completely denied this saying there’s no plans for Khabib vs McGregor rematch happening anytime soon and has hinted that there’s another opponent for Khabib after his fight with Tony.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje Confirmed?

Justin Gaethje vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov II might just get replaced by Justin Gaethje vs Khabib Nurmagomedov because of two reasons – first off, Ali Abdelaziz also manages Gaethje and secondly Gaethje has been one of the hottest names in the company of late and has been a really impressive fighter. Hence, there’s a good chance that he might get to fight Khabib before McGregor!

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