Dana White revealed that Khabib would fight Gaethje in October, and on Wednesday, UFC pundit Joe Rogan expressed his excitement at the upcoming bout.
Rogan, alongside a promotional pic of the pair, wrote on Instagram: ‘It would be impossible for me to be more excited about this fight.
UFC’s Russian star Khabib Nurmagomedov has outlined his plans for his next two fights
Khabib confirmed his eagerly-anticipated fight with Justin Gaethje (left) in October this year
After taking on Gaethje, Khabib will face UFC legend Georges St-Pierre in April next year
‘The return of the GOAT lightweight king, @khabib_nurmagomedov vs his most dangerous challenger, @justin_gaethje.
I CAN’T F****** WAIT.’
And after seeing Rogan’s social media post, McGregor hit back with an excuse – claiming he had a ‘hangover’ in the defeat to the Russian back in October 2018.
But Khabib hit back, completely over-looking his arch rival and his comment as he confirmed his plans heading into next year.
The Russian star simply wrote: ‘October – Justin and April – GSP.’
The social media antics came after UFC president White hinted that Khabib could face McGregor in a rematch after taking on Gaethje.
Conor McGregor claimed he was hungover after losing to Khabib back in October 2018
Khabib overlooked his arch rival and his comment by confirming his next two fights
White told ESPN: ‘I don’t know, obviously he has got this Gaethje fight, that is a done deal.
‘He is fighting Gaethje next.
I don’t know who his last fight would be to make him 30. I don’t know.
‘[On the] Conor McGregor fight, I know Conor has always wanted that fight since the last one, I mean that is the fight to make.
‘I don’t know, we will see how this all plays out.
But, the Gaethje one is absolutely, positively the next fight for him.’
Khabib has not fought since September 2019 when he defended his lightweight belt with a submission of Dustin Poirier.
Khabib on his way to victory over McGregor at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
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