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UFC news: Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone ‘close’ as Dana White looks to also book Khabib Nurmagomedov v Tony Ferguson

According to former heavyweight Brendan Schaub, the ‘Notorious’ has a contract on the table to fight the American

Conor McGregor’s return to the UFC could be confirmed very soon.

That’s according to former heavyweight contender Brendan Schaub, who also confirmed Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to return in 2019.

 

McGregor could be set for a return to the octagon against ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

McGregor could be set for a return to the octagon against ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

 

 

Both fighters are currently serving indefinite suspensions after their Lightweight title fight at UFC 229 descended into anarchy.

The ‘Eagle’ lived up to his nickname by vaulting the octagon and launching himself at McGregor’s friend Dillon Danis outside the ring, while two of his own teammates attacked the Irishman inside the ring.

However, it seems as though once their Nevada Athletic State Commission hearing on December 10 is out of the way, UFC President Dana White will look to organise McGregor’s return to fight UFC legend Donald Cerrone in 2019.

‘Cowboy’ dispatched with Mike Perry at Fight Night Denver to ensure he has the most wins in the company’s history, before issuing a challenge to the Irishman on Instagram.

 

Khabib was escorted from the T-Mobile Arena after beating McGregor at UFC 229

Khabib was escorted from the T-Mobile Arena after beating McGregor at UFC 229

 

 

And Schaub said on his Below the Belt podcast: “You could not get closer to the situation [than my source].

“They told me that the Conor McGregor-Donald Cerrone fight was offered, that’s the plan but they’re waiting for Conor to sign the contract,” Schaub said on his Below the Belt podcast.

“It’s up to Conor if he wants that to be his next fight. That’s where they’re at with it.

“And Khabib vs. Tony Ferguson is what’s next for Khabib but what do I know?”

 

 

Ferguson and Nurmagmedov could be finally set to meet in 2019

Ferguson and Nurmagmedov could be finally set to meet in 2019

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