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.
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.”
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.
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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