Conor McGregor is without a doubt one of the biggest draws in the UFC today, and one would think that a rubber stamp fight against Nate Diaz would draw the company huge money.
However, UFC president Dana White is not interested in making that happen right now.
Diaz made McGregor tap out the first time the pair met, but McGregor scored a decision victory over Diaz at UFC 202 to avenge his previous loss and equal the scores.
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Who would win a third and final fight between the loudmouth pair? White insists there are more important matters at hand.
“I made that fight twice. That’s it. It’s time to move on because (McGregor) has the 145-pound title,” said White.
“At the end of the day, he’s a 145-pound fighter. He could go to (lightweight), but going back up to 170 makes absolutely no sense, and it clogs up the entire division, which isn’t fair to the rest of the crew,” said the UFC president.
The Notorious One is still the UFC featherweight champion, but he has not fought at 145lbs since knocking Jose Aldo out in record time at UFC 194.
Since then, Aldo has picked himself back up and won the interim featherweight title at UFC 200 against Frankie Edgar.
It would make logical sense if McGregor and Aldo battled it out to see who the true featherweight champion is, and judging by White's comments, he hopes that is what's next for Mystic Mac.
The 28-year-old will never have a shortage of opponents thanks to his vast drawing power and every fighter wants a piece of the lucrative pie.
But, what does McGregor want?