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(Watch) Dana White tries to bait Khabib Nurmagomedov into UFC return as Poirier vs McGregor trends

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White speak during a previous press conference
UFC President Dana White (R) speaks with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor trending was brought up over the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov into the UFC

Dana White is trying every trick in the book to get Khabib Nurmagomedov to return to the UFC.

While Khabib has stated that he could return if someone impresses him at UFC 257, it seems more likely that he isn’t coming back for his 30th MMA fight.

Who won the fight at UFC 254?
Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his victory over Justin Gaethje in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Khabib is undefeated in his MMA career and that 30th fight has to be something special. However, White has been badgering the UFC legend and tried some tricks of his again.

The pair were seated at Fight Island ahead of UFC 257. White told Khabib that the Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor rematch was trending more than the Khabib vs McGregor fight.

He then went on to say that a Khabib vs McGregor rematch could be bigger than that, if the Russian made his return.

Khabib was seen smiling away while White still tried his best to get the Russian roped in.

An incredible fight in the making

Poirier vs McGregor 2 has all the ingredients of being an incredible clash. The winner should get a shot at Khabib’s Lightweight title and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in all this.

This fight is trending for all the right reasons but White is right in suggesting that McGregor vs Khabib 2 would also be a huge hit.

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor meet for the second time in the UFC at 257
(L-R) Opponents Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor pose face off for media during the UFC 257 press conference event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Khabib got the win over McGregor after a long battle. There were a lot of things said before the fight and this battle spilled out into the crowd after McGregor submitted.

Both stars had to pay hefty fines and were suspended by the UFC too. However, things have cooled down a bit between them as McGregor paid respects after Khabib’s father passed away in 2020.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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