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Top UFC fighter challenges Conor McGregor to UFC 219 fight

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The dream match that not many people thought would happen took place on Saturday night, as Floyd Mayweather won against Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After starting off the fight strong, McGregor ended up losing the fight after referee Robert Byrd brought an end to the fight in the tenth round for his safety, ending the fight via technical knockout and giving Mayweather his 50th win of his professional boxing career.

Money simply delivered a master class inside the squared circle that The Notorious couldn't handle, and his lack of boxing experience eventually showed later on in the fight, causing the stoppage to occur. However, after a valiant effort throughout, the Irishman can hold his head up high.

Now the Mayweather fight is in the books, the next question which is on everyone's mind is what McGregor is going to do next. Will he have a fight once again in UFC? Or will he take on another boxer inside the squared circle?

Although he is yet to decide on his future, most McGregor fans are hoping he returns to the Octagon later this year, and he may already have an interesting challenger upon his return to UFC.

Khabib Nurmagomedov issued a challenge to the UFC Lightweight Champion on Instagram to a fight, as you can see below, asking him for a fight on December 30 later this year at UFC 219 in Las Vegas.

To give it the best possibility of being booked, the Russian fighter made sure to tag Dana White in his post so that his challenge wouldn't be missed. Ultimately, however, the Irishman will most likely have the final say over whether or not this fight happens.

Nurmagomedov didn't request for McGregor to put his Lightweight title on the line, but he is currently ranked as the number one contender in that weight division, so there's a chance it could be up for grabs if they were to fight.

However, the honor of fighting The Notorious for the Lightweight Championship might not be given to The Eagle. It could instead be given to either Tony Ferguson or Kevin Lee, depending on who wins their interim Lightweight title fight at UFC 216 in October.

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