Conor McGregor’s trainer John Kavanagh has teased fans that the Notorious could face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 instead of Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The UFC lightweight champion is currently stranded in Russia with the country in lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving it unlikely he will be in action on April 18.

Taking to social media, ESPN journalist Ariel Helwana tweeted out two possible options for Ferguson.

One was fighting Justin Gaethje, with the second being to wait to fight Khabib.

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McGregor’s trainer Kavanagh then chimed in, as he commented: “Maybe there’s a third option…”

The Irishman returned to the Octogan in November where he stopped Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in the first round.

Ferguson is still hopeful of fighting Khabib, as he claimed he does not believe Khabib’s excuse that he cannot travel.

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