Conor McGregor’s Next Fight Might Be Happening Overseas

After becoming the first UFC fighter to hold belts in two weight divisions simultaneously, it looked like we weren’t going to see a lot of Conor McGregor in 2017. He announced at the post-fight press conference that his girlfriend was pregnant and he was taking some time off. How much time off? UFC president Dana White went so far as to estimate 10 months. But just last week McGregor seemed sick of sitting idle and told RTE Sports that he was ready to fight again once the holidays are over.

So who could McGregor fight next? If the UFC has it’s way, #1 lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will finally get a shot at the lightweight title, and the fight could even go down in his home country of Russia.

“We’re focused very heavily on Russia right now,” White said during an interview with FOX5 New York. “First of all, there’s tons of talent coming out of Russia, and…