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Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson confirmed to fight as UFC chief Dana White dismisses Nate Diaz trilogy bout

 

McGregor looking to fight again in the UFC after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr in August boxing bout

DANA WHITE says the only fight that makes sense and “has to happen” is one between UFC lightweight king Conor McGregor and the interim champion Tony Ferguson.

Ferguson beat Kevin Lee via a submission at UFC 216 to win the interim lightweight title, setting himself up for a possible bout with McGregor.

 Conor McGregor's next UFC fight has been revealedConor McGregor’s next UFC fight has been revealed

The UFC president shut down “internet bulls***” that McGregor will face Nate Diaz in his next fight for a trilogy bout.

He said: “Nobody’s talked about Diaz. Diaz has never been talked about. That’s internet bullsh*t.”

White claimed the only fight that makes sense and has to happen is McGregor versus Ferguson.

He explained: “Tony’s the interim champion, Conor’s the champion, that’s the fight that makes sense. It’s the fight that has to happen, it doesn’t ‘make sense,’ it’s the fight that has to happen.”

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 The Irishman is ready to fight again after losing a boxing clash to Floyd MayweatherThe Irishman is ready to fight again after losing a boxing clash to Floyd Mayweather

McGregor lost to boxing’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather back in August after the ex-pound for pound star stopped the Irishman in the tenth round.

And White confirmed McGregor is ready to return to the Octagon this year.

He said: “He wants to fight again this year. He does want to fight again this year so he went and partied in Ibiza for a while, went back home for awhile, you gotta let him blow off some steam and then figure it out.”

White said that McGregor versus Ferguson will be a great fight as Ferguson likes to come forward.

 McGregor has been backed to face Tony Ferguson nextMcGregor has been backed to face Tony Ferguson next
 Dana White believes it's a bout that has to happenDana White believes it’s a bout that has to happen
 Reports of yet another rematch against Nate Diaz have been dismissedReports of yet another rematch against Nate Diaz have been dismissed

He said: “Tony’s a busy guy. He keeps coming forward, he keeps throwing all kinds of different things at you. And Conor’s awesome.

“There’s no way that’s not a great fight. Impossible.”

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/4642519/conor-mcgregor-tony-ferguson-ufc-dana-white-nate-diaz/

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