UFC president Dana White told ESPN during fight week that he’s going to meet former two-division champion Conor McGregor at the UFC Liverpool post-fight press conference. As per MMA Junkie’s John Morgan, due to ‘unforeseen scheduling conflicts’ kept both parties from getting together.
I’ve been told that unforeseen scheduling conflicts prevented the expected meeting last night between Dana White and Conor McGregor but that the two will reschedule in the next few weeks. #UFCLiverpool
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) May 27, 2018
However, White confirmed he expects to meet Mcgregor soon. (Via MMAFighting)
”Conor and I are going to meet in Vegas,” White said during the UFC Liverpool post-fight press conference. “Yeah, he and I haven’t seen each other since New York. We haven’t seen each other, we haven’t talked, nothing. So we need to see each other soon.”
White continues to play coy about McGregor’s future and can’t lay out any firm plans until Irishman’s New York court case over UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn happens.
“[What happens next with him] depends on what goes on with him in New York in June,” White explained.
“We can’t determine anything about what’s next for him until June is cleared up.”
When the reporter asked him about a Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor fight, White, sounding confident that this contest is happening very much in 2018.
“I’m pretty confident that that is the fight that Conor wants, and I’m pretty confident that that is the fight that Khabib wants,” White said. “So, yeah, I could see that happening.”
Mcgregor last fought at UFC 205 capturing the lightweight title after knocking out Eddie Alvarez back in November 2016. Following year he debuted in a boxing match against pugilist Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena, suffering a 10th-round TKO defeat.
No doubt that fight clearly to make.