“That’s the Smartest Move for Him” -Dana White Reveals What’s Next for Conor McGregor

Published 06/04/2020, 12:06 AM EDT


Conor McGregor needs to fight sooner rather than later if he is to keep his vow of making up for the lost time in the Octagon. ‘Notorious’ maintains he wants to fight three times a year. However, UFC President Dana White doesn’t seem to think the fighter should fight for a while and reveals what’s next for him. 

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Conor McGregor should let the Khabib-Justin fight play out 

Whilst on Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellow’s Talk the Talk podcast, White reiterated his positions concerning ‘Notorious’ over the last months. 

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“I think the best thing for him. I’m not saying this is what’s going to happen. But in my opinion, he lets this Gaethje-Khabib fight play out and he fights the winner. I think that’s the smartest move for him. But, you know him, maybe he wants to fight before that and if he does, we can figure something out. I think that is the move for him right now.”

Last week in a chat with TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, White said, “I think what works best for Conor right now is for him to sit back and relax. Some things will start playing out and then Conor can make a decision on what he wants to do next.”

In that same conversation, White revealed the company has booked fights until the 18th. However, his latest comments indicate that the Irish fighter will not be in action for a long time as the Lightweight Championship unification bout is tentatively penciled in for September. But, he did leave the door open for a return saying they can figure something out. 

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(Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Whilst, the UFC President has dismissed a Welterweight title fight with Kamaru Usman for ‘Notorious.’ A Welterweight fight could be on the cards with the Nate Diaz trilogy being an exciting option. Furthermore, Tony Ferguson will be cleared to fight in mid-July. He could present ‘Notorious’ a top lightweight contender he has been yearning for.

This first-time clash will be interesting.

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What is your take on Dana White suggesting Conor McGregor sit out for the foreseeable future? Will he do it? If not who do you see the UFC figuring out as his next opponent?

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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