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Conor McGregor Will NOT Get Next UFC Title Shot As Dana White Reveals Next LW Championship Bout

Nasir Jabbar

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Conor McGregor Will NOT Get Next UFC Title Shot As Dana White Reveals Next LW Championship Bout

​Conor McGregor will NOT be getting the next UFC lightweight title shot following Charles Oliveira​'s big win over Dustin Poirier. 


​Oliveira submitted Poirier in the third round of their championship bout at UFC 269 in Las Vegas last weekend. 

He defended his 155lbs crown in style after capturing the belt against Michael Chandler last May. 

Who's next for 'Do Bronx'? Well, it won't be McGregor despite announcing an immediate UFC title shot upon his return in 2022. 

​Last month, the 'Notorious' claimed that he'd be fighting whoever has the lightweight title next. 

In a now-deleted tweet, he wrote: "Hi lads, here goes.

"Clicks and the like. Your boss and what not. The Mac. Santy Claus. I’m facing whoever the fuck has that LW title next. Deal with it. Take off your goggles and mark the trilogy 'unfinished'. Deal with that too.

"The rest mentioned, after this. Deal. With. It."​

Former interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje appears next in line for a crack at Oliveira. 

Asked if 'The Highlight' is next for the Brazilian, UFC president Dana White replied: "Yeah, it makes sense."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Gaethje ​is coming off a 'Fight of the Year' contender against Chandler. 

He beat Tony Ferguson to earn his shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov, who subsequently retired after beating him last year.

The American knockout-artist will get another chance at UFC gold, with the 33-year-old eager to get in the Octagon with Oliveira​.

"I absolutely loved it. I will give no disrespect to Charles. He is now the undisputed champion and I cannot wait to fight him. I don’t care where or when," he said via MMA Fighting. ​

"I saw a competitor tonight I saw a dog and I can’t wait to break his face. He gets hit a lot.

"He better pray and hope for the next however many days until our fight that he takes me down, gets his choke. Because if not, we see what happens."

Featured Image Credit: Conor McGregor/MacLife/PA

Topics: Conor McGregor, UFC, Dana White

Nasir Jabbar
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