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Twitter Mailbag: The case against an immediate Khabib vs. McGregor rematch

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Twitter Mailbag: The case against an immediate Khabib vs. McGregor rematch

What should the UFC do now with both the winner and the loser of the UFC 229 main event? And how on earth did we arrive at this choice of heavyweight title fight for UFC 230?
All that and more in this week's Twitter Mailbag. To ask a question of your own, tweet to BenFowlkesMMA .
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No, I do not accept the premise of your question. I will not start from a position of assuming that an immediate rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor is an inevitability. I... I just can't.
Why? Because the fight wasn't the least bit competitive. It was a straight-up mauling. The result was clear and unambiguous. There's no good reason to think it wouldn't be exactly the same if they did it again in six months. Plus, you can't convince me that we'd even be discussing this if McGregor had won.
This division has been held up too long. We went nearly two years between lightweight title fights worthy of the name. You want to know what Tony Ferguson should do next? He should fight Nurmagomedov for the...

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