Dana White claims Conor McGregor must defend or give up his title

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Conor McGregor has a big decision to make and it is all all down to him to decide where he goes next.

That was the sentiment from UFC President Dana White who has recently spoken about the Irishman's future.

An ultimatum issued

While White has claimed that McGregor's immediate future is his own to decide, he has also issued a fairly strong ultimatum to one of the biggest names in Mixed Martial Arts.


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McGregor is coming off of a majority decision victory over long time rival Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas.

Now he faces arguably three different choices about where to go next and each one will surely lead to a highly anticipated bout.

McGregor - who currently holds the Featherweight title will not be stripped of his belt, but he does need to decide if he wants to keep it.

"He has to either defend his title or give it up and decide what he wants to do next. We'll get that figured out with him." - Dana White on McGregor

The top contender for McGregor's title would be Jose Aldo - the man that McGregor defeated in just 12 seconds last December.

Other options ahead of the Notorious, include challenging Eddie Alvarez for his Lightweight Championship - a path that most fans feel he should take.

White spoke about the possibility of a third and final match against Diaz but claimed that it isn't the fight to make right now.

If McGregor was to choose to go after Alvarez, it would be likely that the fight would take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on the card for UFC 205.

The choice to go after the Lightweight Championship however would be a costly one for McGregor as it would mean he would have to voluntarily forfeit his Featherwight title.

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