Conor McGregor said a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov was “inevitable” after his knockout win over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246.
“That rematch will happen,” said McGregor. “Look at the shape I was in in this camp compared with the last. It’s non-comparable.”
“I’ll focus on my skills and my training and then carry on. The “who” does not matter, the division does not matter. It’s just a case of keeping myself in shape and focused, and I’ll take it as it comes. I felt energetic, fresh. I wanted to be in there.”
McGregor was the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously. Now he is the first to claim knockouts at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight category.
“I just went out confident,” added McGregor. “When we separated [after the shoulder blow] and I saw the busted nose. I knew Donald was planning to kick me in the head and add to his resume of most head-kick knockouts, so I was happy to land a kick on Donald myself.”
“It’s such a wild game and a psychological rollercoaster. It’s worth every penny this business. It’s a good buzz.”