UFC fans WILL see Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch before champion retires, insists Russian's coach

CONOR McGREGOR has been backed to get a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov by his rival's trainer.

McGregor, 32, had vowed to gain revenge on Nurmagomedov having lost in 2018 before engaging in a post-fight brawl.

Then in June he suddenly retired, dashing UFC president Dana White's plans for a record breaking pay-per-view rematch.

Nurmagomedov has also voiced plans to try and tempt Georges St-Pierre out of retirement in what he hopes will be his 30th and final fight.

But even with all signs pointing to the UFC's most heated rivalry coming to a close, Khabib's trainer Javier Mendez is adamant White will not keep the most lucrative fight shelved.

Mendez told The Express: "If I'm the UFC and I'm the president, I'm not going to let that fight off the table.

"Especially if Conor wants to fight and Khabib is still the champion. Then you can make that fight.

"I wouldn't let them [not fight]. That's my job, right? To make the most money for the company."

McGregor in January won his first fight in three years after beating 37-year-old Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds.

The win was enough to earn him a lightweight title shot, according to Dana White, who is still hopeful The Notorious can return in 2021.

And despite his inactivity in the cage or training, Mendez still tipped a rematch against Nurmagomedov to be the most profitable fight the promotion can make.

He explained: "Let's put it this way: If that makes the most money out of anybody, then that means it's the most interesting fight people want to see. Correct?

"Obviously I would think everybody still wants to see that fight. Otherwise, why would they pay for it. That's why I think the UFC would do that."

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