The UFC president has no plans in place for the return of the promotion’s biggest star.
With Conor McGregor teasing his return just about weekly, Dana White says the UFC has no plans for him at the moment and eyes a fall return instead of a summer return like what was predicted.
Dana White gots nothing.
“I literally have nothing for him right now, he’s not ready,” White told The Sun.
White doesn’t even want to be a fantasy matchmaker because, by the time McGregor returns, everything can change.
“The whole landscape could change over the summer,” White said. “So, we’ll see when he’s ready to fight. And when the doctor gives him 100 percent clearance we’ll start looking at possible opponents.”
McGregor has said he wants to jump right into a title fight when he returns – whether it’s at lightweight against the winner of Charles Oliveria vs. Justin Gaethje or if it’s up a division against Kamaru Usman.
Joe Rogan has advised ‘Notorious’ to take a tune-up fight for his first fight back. But who knows if the Irish superstar will listen.
Volkanovski vs. McGregor?
Another possible opponent could be featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, who says that he is one former champion he hasn’t beat yet.
“He’s another champ in my division that I haven’t taken out. I’ve taken out everyone else. So it makes sense on top of the circus and the money. I want to take out all the legends of this division. Conor McGregor held the belt in my division. I want that GOAT status. Take out all the champions? You’re fu*king saying something,” Volkanovksi told TMZ sports.
There are tons of moving parts, but whichever UFC fighter gets the McGregor red panty night sure will be happy…and rich.