Justin Gaethje and Khabib Nurmagomedov can now prepare for the confrontation now with President White’s plan.
Appearing on ESPN 1000 on Tuesday, UFC president Dana White revealed his intention to host a match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
Accordingly, White wants the confrontation will take place this summer. And with Khabib Nurmagomedov not able to get a visa to return to the US due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the match is scheduled to be held at “Fight Island.”
Dana White hopes the Khabib vs. Battle Gaethje takes place this summer
On May 23, Khabib Nurmagomedov will conclude the holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic tradition. The Dagestan champion revealed that he could return to training and achieve his best form in July.
After Justin Gaethje’s victory at UFC 249, Khabib sent his congratulations to his colleagues and did not forget to emphasize that he was always ready for anyone, whether it was Tony Fergson or Justin Gaethje.
A colleague but also an opponent, Khabib Vs. Gaethje will select the last owner of the Lightweight UFC throne.
In addition to the intention of President Dana White, Conor McGregor – who has just challenged rivals in the same class also showed interest in a title match in July. Gaethje is his number one priority in the near future.
Although “The Notorious” Conor McGregor wanted to appear in the special project Fight Island of UFC, but President Dana White was hesitant about this proposal.
Conor McGregor is the king of UFC’s box office, which is indisputable. The boxer from Ireland set and broke consecutive records of his own ticket sales during the golden period from 2016-2018.
Currently staying in Ireland due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Conor McGregor still supports UFC president Dana White re-conducting matches. Even, the Irish star also offered to appear on “Fight Island”, a special project that White prepared if the situation of the disease was not satisfactory.
What makes Dana White hesitate when taking Conor to Fight Island
Dana White is in a dilemma. Letting Conor back on Fight Island and taking a heavy loss; or wait for the United States to approve matches with an audience again. This is a very difficult condition when the country is still struggling to fight COVID-19 with 1.3 million cases and 81,000 deaths, as of May 12.