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McGregor is a unicorn and wants to fight Khabib in Russia, according to Dana White

Yeah, you heard right, a unicorn.

McGregor in his unicorn skin coat.
McGregor in his unicorn skin coat.
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UFC PRESIDENT DANA White says Conor McGregor is seeking a return to competition against the unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov, in Russia.

The lightweight champion, who is currently preparing for a money-spinning boxing contest against Floyd Mayweather on 26 August, has promised to return to MMA before the year is out, with number two-ranked Nurmagomedov (24 – 0, 8 – 0 in UFC) a natural match to be made.

“You know what Conor told me?”, White told MMAJunkie in especially effusive mood, “he’s like: ‘I want Khabib, in Russia.’

“He’s awesome. Conor McGregor is a fucking unicorn. There’s nothing like him. He’s working on boxing Floyd Mayweather and then he’s talking about fighting Khabib in Russia right after.”

MMA 2016 - UFC 205 - New York Source: Jason Silva

The only wrinkle in White’s masterplan is that Nurmagomedov is also due to take on Tony Ferguson for a long-awaited interim title bout. Should the Russian come through that – as yet to-be-confirmed – contest then it would set up a tantalising meeting with the Dubliner after he hangs up the boxing gloves and gets back to the day job.

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