Conor McGregor will likely get his chance to face Russian nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov in the autumn, according to UFC chief Dana White.

McGregor returned to the octagon with a spectacular 40-second TKO win against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in January.

That led to renewed calls, not least from the brash Irishman himself, for a rematch with UFC lightweight king Khabib, who choked out ‘The Notorious’ in the fourth round of their fight in Las Vegas in October 2018.

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Khabib defends his title against longtime lightweight challenger Tony Ferguson in New York in April, and the Russian, who is a devout Muslim, would take a hiatus for Ramadan after that.

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