Dana White during the Khabib vs McGregor press conference..

Dana White has some advice for Khabib Nurmagomedov as of what to do next

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Following his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor instantly called out the Russian for a rematch, much like what he did with Nate Diaz when things didn't go the Irishman's way. 

However, UFC president Dana White has shut down the rumours of a McGregor vs Khabib 2.0 occurring anytime soon. 

“I haven’t even thought about a (McGregor) rematch," White revealed to ESPN.

“Obviously, I know Conor wants a rematch. We need to do what’s right and what’s fair.

"We’ll see how it plays out. We literally haven’t thought about it yet.

Instead, White would like to see Khabib take on American fighter Tony Ferguson.

"As a fight fan, you’ve got to go with Tony," he shared.

"Tony had the belt, tweaked his knee, got stripped, this fight happens.

"Tony never lost the [interim] belt in a fight. Neither did Conor, but Conor got the opportunity to actually fight (Khabib).

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"I think Tony deserves the next shot.”

Despite talks of another fight in the UFC, Khabib's mind appears to be elsewhere.

Since defeating Notorious in the Octagon, the Dagestani fighter has shown interest in following the actions of Conor McGregor and stepping into the world of boxing to take on the one and only Floyd Mayweather. 

Furthermore, Mayweather has welcomed talks of another fight as he took to Twitter to say: "Oh, we fighting. I'm my own boss." 


However, once again, White has dismissed talks of a fight between Khabib and Mayweather actually happening. 

“Don’t pay attention to it. First of all, the Mayweather team has not approached us at all.

"Khabib is under contract with the UFC; we haven’t talked to anybody from the Mayweather team.

"Floyd is very good at getting his name back out there when he’s ready to.”

So who will Khabib fight next? Well, that remains to be seen. 

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