Conor McGregor has limited options for his next fight if he chooses to return. The Irishman is coming off of a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 where he was fighting for the lightweight title.
Since the loss, he has been clamoring for a rematch against Nurmagomedov, but no talks of if he will fight again have come up. But, according to UFC president, Dana White, he says McGregor will be back soon.
“I think he’ll be back either this year or early next year,” White told TMZ. “We’ll see how this whole thing plays out in September.”
Of course, on September 7, Khabib Nurmagomedov will look to defend his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier. There, it will clear out a top contender and could leave room for Tony Ferguson to fight for the belt. But, White makes it clear, Conor McGregor will not be fighting the winner of that fight next.
“No, but it’ll shake a lot of things up whoever wins that fight” White responded.
Another potential fight is Jorge Masvidal, who called McGregor out recently. Yet, Dana White is not a fan of it, and says that fight will not happen for a specific reason. Size.
“No. Hell no,” White said of a potential Masvidal/McGregor fight. “Masvidal’s too big for Conor.”
Although Conor McGregor fought twice at welterweight against Nate Diaz, White was not a fan. He says McGregor is not a welterweight and instead should be fighting at lightweight.
“Yeah, but he shouldn’t have,” White said of McGregor’s past welterweight bouts. “I hated when he did it. Not only did I hate that he did it once, I hated that he did it twice. He doesn’t belong at that weight.”
Regardless, Dana White believes Conor McGregor will fight again soon, but it won’t be for the lightweight title.