Speaking at an event in Ukraine, Conor McGregor said that heated rival Khabib Nurmagomedov would likely defeat Tony Ferguson amid rumors of an early 2020 title fight between the two top-ranked UFC lightweights.

McGregor suffered a fourth-round submission defeat to “The Eagle” a year ago and, while he maintains that he has the necessary tools to hand Nurmagomedov his first defeat, he says that he doesn’t think that Ferguson is equally equipped.

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UFC boss Dana White is understood to be considering March for what would be the FIFTH time that their matchmakers have attempted to place the two fighters in the octagon with one another. The four previous bookings fell apart for a variety of injury and weight-cut reasons.

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