Dana White Responds To Conor McGregor Teasing December UFC Return In Dublin
Dana White has responded to Conor McGregor teasing a UFC return in December, revealing when the Irishman's next fight will likely be.
McGregor hasn't been back in the Octagon since his humbling at the hands of Khabib at UFC 229 in October but took to Twitter last week to highlight his desire to coming back into the field back in Dublin.
UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas takes place on that aforementioned date and UFC president White says that if his biggest star doesn't fight on that card, then he will return early next year.
"I'm sure you saw his tweet," White said in a Twitter Q&A on his official page.
"Conor wants to fight on December 14 in Dublin, but we have a fight in Vegas. So if he doesn't fight on that card, he will fight early next year."
Earlier this week Dustin Poirier laid down the challenge to McGregor, who beat him via TKO back in 2014 at the MGM Grand.
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The 30-year old doesn't seem too bothered about McGregor bringing it up again in their Twitter spat however, using it as fuel to try and get a second crack at him inside the Octagon.
"If it's that easy just do it again," Poirier said on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show, as per The Mac Life.
"Try and beat your record. What you get me in last time? Two minutes? Try and get me in 1:30. Let's see if you can do that."
Both Poirier and McGregor have now been dominated by Lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov and 'The Diamond' feels it's the perfect fight.
"Why not? If we're respecting the rankings, I'm number two, he's number three. Everybody else is pretty booked up," Poirier added.
"It makes sense. We've both lost to the same guy in a world title fight. Financially it makes a lot of sense for me. If the guy's not going to fight, they gotta take him out of the rankings or he's just going to keep log-jamming an already top heavy division.
"I want to fight before my birthday, January 19. I want to have another fight before I'm 31 years old. That's just a goal of mine."