Despite Conor McGregor’s recent outbreaks on social media, UFC President Dana White told ESPN on Thursday that he has not spoken with the former two weight champion about his next fight.
McGregor, 31, has accepted “everything” in recent weeks from a boxing match against retired boxer Oscar de la Hoya for a superfight against MMA legend Anderson Silva. He returned to the Octagon in July and saw the newly-minted interim lightweight champion Justin Gethje as a potential foe.
McGregor posted a message to Gaethje earlier this month on social media: “Try and dance around what the real danger is all you want. I’m going to fight butcher you. Your teeth. . I’m going to put on. An fighting necklace. Talk on my skills as a father? You’re fighting dead. ”
Speaking to ESPN on Thursday, White said that he had not seriously discussed McGregor’s next move and speculated that he would still hold on to him for Gathje (22-2) and undefeated champion Sahib Nurmagomedov (28-0) ) Prefer to face the winner of an expected mild integration between. .
“Connor and I haven’t talked about the fight,” White said. “If you’re Connor, sitting home, everyone’s calling you in every weight division. Who’s next? I’m waiting for [heavyweight Daniel Cormier] to call him, you know? Conor, his personality.” , He is going. To react to that.
“I think that’s what Connor needs to do, sit down and let these fights begin. Obviously, the most important division is the 155-pound [lighter] split. See what plays.”
Nurmagomedov is currently in his native Russia. He confirmed last month that his father had a heart surgery; His father is currently battling coronovirus in Moscow. White suggested a match between Nurmagomedov and Gethje in September.
McGregor of Ireland (22-4) is coming to a 40-second knockout victory over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January. The fight was 170 pounds. The current 170-pound welterweight champion of the UFC, Kamru Osman, recently told ESPN that he would extend a title shot for McGregor at that weight. But White said Osman would not be McGregor’s next opponent.