UFC President Dana White has made it clear that he won’t beg UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor to make a return.
Make no mistake about it, the UFC President has no concerns about a power struggle with UFC lightweight champion as he works on getting the biggest fighter in the world back in the octagon for his next fight.
White has gone on record that McGregor will fight interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson next.
There was some speculation that McGregor may fight his arch rival Nate Diaz for a trilogy fight as both fighters hold a win over each other. That is not the case.
McGregor raised eyebrows last year when he declared he wouldn't return to the UFC unless he’s a co-promoter for the event.
As seen in the past, McGregor usually gets what he wants when he demands it. McGregor has not been seen in the world famous Octagon since last November at UFC 205 when he won the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez.
McGregor then fought in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor knows how to use the media to his advance as he can twist a narrative in his favor and put pressure on the UFC to make a move. White is fully understanding of the process and said he has complete confidence a deal will come together.
White explained to FOX Sports Undisputed why he won’t beg McGregor to return (via Express.co.uk):
“If Conor McGregor fights next year, that’ll be awesome. If Conor McGregor doesn’t fight, the UFC is going to go on. I’ve been hearing this since 2003. ‘What are you going to do when Chuck Liddell’s gone? What are you going to do when Georges St-Pierre leaves?
You’re in big trouble when Anderson Silva’s gone! The list goes on and on. Ronda Rousey. Last year was the best in the company’s history.
So we’re going to keep finding new talent and putting on the best fights in the world. That’s what we’re going to continue to do, with or without anybody.”
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