Dana White Says No Deal Done Yet For Conor McGregor Fight After ‘Notorious’ Confirms Michael Chandler Bout

The truth about Mcgregor's UFC return is still yet to be known.

Dana White Talks Conor Mcgregor Next Fight
Dana White Talks Conor Mcgregor Next Fight - Image credit @MMAFighting Twitter/X @thenotoriousmma Instagram
  • Dana White said Conor McGregor’s return fight is not yet officially booked
  • “Notorious” is eager to stay as active as possible in his return

UFC president Dana White has dismissed speculations that Conor McGregor is already booked for a fight with Michael Chandler but confirmed that they are planning to make “Notorious” headline UFC 303.

Nothing is official yet

In a now-deleted Instagram post, “Notorious” generated quite a buzz once again by declaring his bout with Chandler “is on.” As expected, the UFC boss was quizzed to shed light on McGregor’s post.

Speaking to the media at the Power Slap 7 post-event press conference, White revealed that the UFC brass is indeed looking at McGregor headlining the UFC 303 event for the International Fight Week in July. However, nothing is concrete yet as of the moment.

“I saw the post,” White said. “I don’t know what the Teletubby means, but it could be. Hopefully. That’s what we want to do.”

“No, I don’t think there’s any surprises,” he added. “I know what you’re talking about and it’s all internet bullsh*t. I can honestly sit here right now and tell you we do not have a deal done for the Conor fight. So, I know there’s lots of rumblings, people expect the f*cking place to go black, and some big announcement, they’re expecting them to walk out – it’s all internet bullsh*t, like NBC News.”

Conor wants to be active

McGregor’s return is clearly up to the UFC but one thing the former UFC two-division champ could guarantee at this point is his unwavering determination. The way “Notorious” sees it, he should be fighting at least “four” times a year in his return.

“I’m barely touched. I only got clicked once, and then the leg break. That’s it. I’ve put more people to sleep than anesthesia. So as far as freshness, I’m as fresh as it gets in this business… Maybe if I can get a nice roll going, which I’m hoping for, and I get a nice four fights in a year, and then eight fights again next year. Maybe then there’s more trauma, there’s more of wins and losses, or who knows?.. But right now to this day, not an iota. My faculties are there. I’m fresh. I’m sharp. And let me get to go again,” McGregor previously said.

As it stands, McGregor has been back in training and is looking healthier than ever. With more than two months away from UFC 303, a massive update about McGregor’s return soon wouldn’t be a surprise.

Published on April 13, 2024 at 12:44 pm
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