Monday, 10 Dec 2018

Conor McGregor's next most likely opponent revealed by Dana White

Conor McGregor is ready for a rematch with Dustin Poirier in his next fight.

At least, that is if the leader of the UFC, Dana White, succeeds.

McGregor, 30, was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov in his last fight at UFC 229 in October.

The Russian forced him to submit with a rear throttle in the fourth round.

According to rumors, the Notorious would return to the Octagon to face Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.

However, White said his first choice of being McGregor's next opponent is American Poirier.

McGregor defeated Poirier in 2014

Addressing FOX Sports, he said he would like Tony Ferguson, the best-ranked lightweight, to fight champion Nurmagomedov for the title. The winners of both fights would then face each other.

He said, "The Cowboy battle with Cerrone has never been discussed. This is absolutely false, I said that the struggle that makes sense right now is probably that of Poirier.

McGregor has claimed various titles since his last battle with Poirier

"Then Tony will try the title and the two winners will fight."

McGregor beat Poirier in 2014, leaving him within two minutes of UFC 178.

Since then, McGregor has won the UFC featherweight and light weight titles, while Poirier has shown a clear improvement in form by beating Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez.

Donald & Cowboy & # 39; Cerrone during the UFC weigh-in at the Orange County Convention Center on December 18, 2015 in Orlando Florida
Donald & Cowboy & # 39; Cerrone could have a chance at McGregor

Now ranked No. 3 in the lightweight category, he faced Nate Diaz in UFC 230 in November, until an injury forced him to retire.

McGregor and Nurmagomedov are currently suspended after a scrum that broke out after their fight in Las Vegas on October 6th.

The latter jumped out of the cage and attacked a member of McGregor's team, causing a scrum.

Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor in October

A hearing is scheduled for December 10th.

White said, "I do not know exactly when Conor still has to fight. We must first go through this issue of the Nevada Sports Commission.

"Who knows what these guys are going to get in case of suspension? If it was just a fine, it would be one thing.

Dana White has a plan for McGregor and Khabib

"They are definitely suspended. I do not see a scenario where they would not be suspended, so I can not do anything. "

"I have a job to do. I have to fight, no matter who is there or who is not.

"I have to fight, so I'll continue to do it until we know what the suspensions are. Once the suspensions are fixed, I will continue to fight until they return. "

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