Dana White Gives Update On Conor McGregor
It’s coming up to one year since we last saw Conor McGregor inside the UFC Octagon. It’s coming up to three years since we last saw his hand raised. And although he may have lost some fans since his last win, with some of his antics outside of the Octagon, the ‘who, when and where’ will he fight next, is still one of the most talked about topics in MMA.
McGregor has consistently fuelled that topic himself during the last year, with numerous tweets aimed at his rivals. Usually on a Saturday night, after a fight night. Although recently, his attention has been aimed at just two of his fellow lightweights, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. You would think that his return to the cage will be against one of these.
And according to UFC president Dana White, whoever it may be against, it could be as early as December at UFC 245.
“I’m sure you saw his tweet,” White said. “Conor wants to fight Dec. 14 in Dublin, but we have a fight [card – UFC 245] in Vegas. So if he doesn’t fight on that card, he’ll fight early next year.”
Dana’s comments follow McGregor’s cryptic tweet a few days ago, where the Irishman tweeted ‘Dublin, December 14th.’
In an interview with ESPN last month, McGregor said that he was close to booking a fight with Gaethje in the summer, before he broke his hand.
If he were to fight Poirier, it would be a rematch of their featherweight clash, which saw McGregor TKO ‘The Diamond’ in under two minutes. Immediately after that fight, Poirier moved up to lightweight, where he has only lost twice in twelve fights. Including most recently, against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242.
With Khabib expected to defend his UFC lightweight title against Tony Ferguson next, a win for McGregor over Gaethje or Poirier would put the former UFC two division champion in a strong position to get another shot at the title.
Who would you like to see Conor McGregor fight next?