UFC President Dana White plans on bringing some exciting fights to the octagon with or without lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
In an interview with Yahoo! Sports‘ Kevin Iole, the UFC executive shared some big title plans for 2018.
The biggest fight up White’s sleeve appears to be a superfight between women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.
“Amanda Nunes wants to fight Cyborg,” White said. “That is the fight to make, and that is the fight I will make. That’s the fight.
“Amanda Nunes is a big, strong, powerful puncher. I think she matches up very well with Cyborg too, and I think that’s a fun fight. And that’s the fight to make.”
The other big fight that White is looking at is interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson taking on the top-ranked and undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“As long as Conor is willing to fight by March, we could do Khabib vs. Tony … and then the winner fights Conor for the title,” White told Yahoo! Sports. “Or, if Conor wants to sit out until next fall, then we’d have to make Khabib vs. Tony for the title – not the interim title.”
White did not give any further details as to when either fight would happen and or at which UFC event. Stay tuned for more information.