When Conor McGregor made his return to the Octagon at UFC 229 to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov it was the biggest pay-per-view in the UFC’s history. Part of the reason the card was so successful was because of McGregor and Nurmagomedov’s heated rivalry.
First, it was the Nurmagomedov confronting McGregor’s friend and teammate in Artem Lobov. Then, it was McGregor throwing the dolly at the bus. And, finally, after the fight there was a post-fight melee to top it all off.
More recently, McGregor and Nurmagomedov have been going at each other on Twitter, only adding to their rivalry. With that, Lobov would like to see the rematch between the two when they are both no longer suspended.
“Well for me personally, I would like to see the rematch with Khabib. Other than that, I love watching all of Conor’s fights,” Lobov said recently on BJPENN.com Radio. “And that’s the reason why he is such a big star. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a 90-year-old grandma or a hardcore MMA fan, you love watching his fights. You know what’s happening in there. You’re sitting on the edge of your seat. You know that any second something big is gonna happen. And that’s why I love watching any of his fights. So to me, it doesn’t matter who he would fight, I’d be glued to the screen. So is everybody else. But personally, I would love to see the Khabib rematch.”
According to recent headlines, Nurmagomedov will likely return in September. McGregor, meanwhile, seemingly ended his retirement last night. With both men seemingly ready to fight soon, and their mutual animosity more intense than ever, it certainly seems possible we’ll see a rematch between them soon.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/4/2019.