Dana White Gives Huge Update On Potential Conor McGregor Vs Kamaru Usman Title Fight
Dana White has disappointed fight fans after omitting Conor McGregor from the list of top three contenders for Kamaru Usman's UFC welterweight title.
'The Nigerian Nightmare' recently called out McGregor and offered him the chance to 'hange the landscape of his fighting career'.
But UFC president White revealed to ESPN per MMA Junkie that it's a fight we shouldn't be expecting in the near future.
"Listen, the next title fight for Usman is gonna be one of these guys. It's gonna be Colby [Covington], [Jorge] Masvidal, [Leon] Edwards. It's gonna be one of those guys," White explained. "It's not gonna be Conor McGregor."
Masvidal is likely the man on that list with the most momentum but the current BMF champion has said Usman wants too much money for a contest.
"Kamaru has asked for an insane amount of money," Masvidal claimed. "He had one of the worst pay-per-view cards of 2019. I had the best - just by numbers.
"This is not an opinion. I had the most sold pay-per-views of 2019. So he thinks he's hit the jackpot and he's asking crazy money from the UFC. The UFC has told him, 'No,' on several occasions."
'Gamebred' is also interested in a rematch with Nate Diaz, the man he defeated at UFC 244 but become the inaugural BMF champion.
Despite wanting to defend his title, White is adamant that he'd rather see the UFC title defended over anything else.
"I would rather see the UFC title be defended than the 'BMF' title," he stated. "Anything's possible, but those are the fights that make sense right now."
Meanwhile, McGregor's recent GOAT Twitter thread may have landed him a fight with an undisputed UFC legend - Anderson Silva.
The Brazilian took to Instagram on Wednesday night to challenge McGregor, saying, "SUPER FIGHT 176.37LBS.
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SUPER :punch:FIGHT 176.37LBS Tenho uma imensa admiração pelo grande atleta Conor e acredito que um super fight seria algo histórico para o esporte, nem um de nós precisa provar mais nada a ninguém; acredito que os fãs do ufc e do esporte gostariam de ver este grande espetáculo marcial, testar minhas habilidades marciais com ele seria fantástico!! I have immense admiration for the great athlete that Conor is and I believe that a super fight would go down in the history of the sport, neither of us need to prove anything to anyone; I believe that fans of the UFC and of this sport would like to watch this great martial arts spectacle, it would be fantastic to test my martial arts skills against him!!
"I have a huge admiration for the great athlete that Conor is and I believe this superfight would be something historic for the sport, neither of us has anything else to prove.
"I believe UFC and (MMA) fans would like to watch this great martial spectacle, testing my martial skills against him would be fantastic."
McGregor responded on Thursday with a simple message of "I accept".
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