Conor McGregor set to headline UFC's return to Boston

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UFC 180 will not be 'The Conor McGregor Show' as the Irish fighter had hoped for, as it's been announced he'll headline the UFC's next Boston card.

Featherweight contender, McGregor had put himself forward for a clash with lightweight clash with Diego Sanchez for UFC 180, after Joe Lauzon pulled out of his bout with Sanchez.

However, with the news that Sanchez himself is now out with an LCL injury, The UFC has announced the clash with Siver to headline the January 15th card.

Just a tune-up fight?

Not everyone is pleased with the news that McGregor will get a title shot after he fights Siver, providing of course that he doesn't lose.

ONE FC Welterweight champion, Ben Askren, took to Twitter to criticise the move, which of course baited McGregor into a response.

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"Giving @NotoriousMMA another easy tune up match against another non wrestler is a really smart move by the UFC." Said Askren.

"@Benaskren Hey pube head. I'm the No.1 contender. I could sit and wait. But multi 6 figure cheques feel so nice in my bank. You wouldn't know," replied McGregor.

It's certainly one of the biggest sticking points against McGregor on rise to the top, but certainly something that the UFC seems hesitant to put him against either.

Sooner, rather than later, he'll have to face the facts those with the top of the featherweight division being stacked with top wrestling talent, including current champ, Jose Aldo and the challenger Chad Mendes.

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