UFC President Dana White Shuts Down Mcgregor vs. ‘Cowboy’ Rumors
Following a submission loss at to Khabib ‘Eagle’ Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on October 4, many fight fans have wondered what’s next for former UFC champion Conor Mcgregor.
Shortly after the loss, Irishman asked for an immediate rematch with Russian. But it seems unlikely considering the dominant performance by lightweight champion Khabib. Instead ‘Notorious’ will accept a fight with whoever is ‘next in line’ that would put him closer to get a crack at Russian.
Currently, both Mcgregor and Khabib are on temporary suspensions handed by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for their role in the post-fight brawl that ensues riots inside and outside the octagon. The disciplinary hearing will be on December 10th where both UFC star will get to know their final fates.
TMZ recently caught up with UFC president Dana White asked him what’s next for Mcgregor and Khabib.
“December,” White told TMZ Sports when asked about an update on McGregor and Khabib. “So those guys go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission in December and then we’ll know what’s up.”
“We’re not even thinking about it,” White continued. “It’s not even worth talking about because we don’t know how long the suspensions are going to be, what their fines are going to be. We don’t know the penalties yet, so you can’t even think about fights until we know what the penalties are.”
This hasn’t stopped speculation over possible Mcgregor vs. Cerrone fight.
Most recently Donald Cerrone who picked up an emphatic first-round submission victory over Mike ‘Platinum’ Perry at UFC Fight Night 139 and becomes the record holder for most wins and finishes in UFC history. ‘Cowboy’ teased that UFC offered him an intriguing name for his return at lightweight division and posted on social media saying “Just waiting on Mcgregor.”
Although there’s no official announcement on this showdown and online sportsbook, have already released the odds where they identified Mcgregor as a slight favorite over Cerrone.
White simply shut down the rumors.
“That’s not true,” confirmed White. “Absolutely not true. Obviously, that’s the fight that “Cowboy” Cerrone wants but that’s not true.
“We haven’t even thought about an opponent for either one of those guys yet, meaning Khabib or Conor.”
So fight fans hold your horses as Mcgregor and Cerrone showdown is not on the table.