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“How Many Times I Gotta Say Conor McGregor Is Retired”- Dana White Not Entertaining Conor McGregor vs Jorge Masvidal

Published 07/17/2020, 1:11 PM EDT

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Former UFC Dual champion Conor McGregor is no longer active in the promotion. Despite notching a sensational KO win on his return against Donald Cerrone, Conor decided to hang his gloves earlier this year. However, that didn’t stop him from garnering call-outs from fellow UC contenders.

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‘The Notorious’ has been linked with several matchups in recent times. But none of them have received an official treatment yet.

A few weeks ago, Middleweight great Anderson Silva also jumped into the mix and called out Conor via Twitter. The duo initially agreed on a catchweight super fight. However, the matchup merely ended as Twitter banter. Meanwhile, Jorge Masvidal is the fight that makes sense at this point for the Irish celebrity.


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Both Masvidal and Conor are huge superstars and have often teased a potential matchup in the past. No wonder, if materialized, it can be one of the most successful events of UFC. Taking note of that, Dana White already has an update to the ‘McGregor vs Masvidal’ fight.

Dana White shares his opinion on Conor McGregor vs Jorge Masvidal fight

During his recent interaction with Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, Dana White addressed several things from UFC. Needless to say, a question on the ‘Notorious’ McGregor also popped up for the UFC chief. Kevin Iole asked Dana White whether Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal would ever end up inside the octagon or not.

Surprisingly, Dana White ruled out the potential matchup, and clarified once again that Conor is retired. “I don’t know. I don’t know how many times I gotta say, Conor McGregor is retired,” said Dana White.

However, Conor is still in the testing pool as per reports. That said, Dana White also clarified that being active in the drug testing pool doesn’t reflect one’s presence in the roster. “People have retired and stayed in the testing pool. It has happened before. And then they get tired of it and bail out of it,”  stated White.


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What is the next shot for Jorge Masvidal?

‘Gamebred’ had an unsuccessful night at the main event of UFC 251. After battling for five rounds, Masvidal lost the fight against Usman via unanimous decision. However, he has already expressed his interest in an immediate re-match.


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Jorge Masvidal is currently the number 4 ranked welterweight in the roster. Although his next bout is still unplanned, he is assumed to face Leon Edwards next. Edwards has also agreed to face Jorge Masvidal. And UFC can potentially seal the thriller for the fans shortly.


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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.