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On that occasion, McGregor won the first by TKO less than two minutes into the first round in what was his third fight with the organization. The win confirmed to many observers McGregor’s candidacy as a legitimate world title threat.
Further speculation persists that the fight could be potentially be made into a fight for the UFC’s lightweight world title should Nurmagomedov’s retirement be confirmed. However, Dana White stated in the media on Friday that he hasn’t given up on the idea of convincing Nurmagomedov to return for one final fight for the opportunity to improve his record to an unparalleled 30-0.