Even though Nurmagomedov dominated the fight, McGregor said a rematch must happen because UFC 229 ended with the fight that resulted in both men being suspended by the UFC.“If there is dispute, there must be a rematch. There was a dispute in my last one. I slapped his brother and his cousin around at the top of the cage. This is not over. So there is dispute and there has got to be rematch,” McGregor said.McGregor will have to wait until at least November for that chance — while he hopes to return in July, Nurmagomedov has said he won’t fight in Las Vegas again and doesn’t plan to fight until November. MORE: Join DAZN and watch Canelo vs. Jacobs on May 4“It’s easy to do this once, okay. It’s easy for someone to be given something and to just do it one time. You put your absolute all into it. But to do it time after time, year after year, that’s when the motivation kind of dips,” McGregor told Mike Pendleton during a Q&A.THREAD: Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) says there was “dispute” in fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib), calls him a formidable opponent. pic.twitter.com/MMYrRtYQnZ— Mike Pendleton (@MP2310) March 19, 2019“That’s when the dedication kind of lacks and that’s when people creep up. That’s what I feel kind of happened here. I didn’t give him his respect, I marched forward and got caught with that overhand right. If I had switched on I would not get caught with that overhand in any form of combat. I am very confident, very eager and very in shape,” McGregor said.Respect is the other factor that McGregor thinks contributed to his loss. He said he didn’t think Nurmagomedov would have his wits about him and was surprised at how the loss went down.“I’ve got to respect that. He’s a formidable opponent. He’s wrestled bears as a kid, put a lot of time in his standup. He was a lot sharper than I anticipated he was going to be, so I have to respect that. It was his big moment,” McGregor said. Conor McGregor said his lack of motivation heading into UFC 229 is what led to his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October.The Irishman said because he had reached multiple UFC titles in the past, his guard wasn’t as high against Nurmagomedov, who took advantage of that and defeated McGregor in the fourth round to secure the lightweight title.