Conor McGregor didn't waste time asking for a rematch against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov after the titleholder beat Dustin Poirier on Saturday at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:
Nurmagomedov used a rear-naked choke in the third round to beat the challenger and move to 28-0 for his professional MMA career. He previously beat McGregor at UFC 229 in October 2018.
"No way, man. The fans wouldn't have it; they'd put up too much of a fight," Ferguson said of a McGregor-Khabib matchup, per Guillen Jr.
"He's been fighting old men lately—he's trying to fight Mark Wahlberg. Maybe that's the fight for him. The dude's got a couple of things, making his money, doing his thing. I don't know if he wants to fight anymore, but he is not my concern."
All signs point to a Ferguson-Khabib matchup, but McGregor's willingness to fight the champion in the undefeated fighter's home country speaks to how much he wants a title shot.
McGregor will likely have to wait, however, as he looks for another opponent in advance of his first UFC match since he lost to Khabib 11 months ago.