It was only a matter of time before the idea of Conor McGregor fighting for a title became a reality. That is what UFC President Dana White believes after seeing his performance against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. In less than a minute, McGregor took “Cowboy” down, cementing himself “back” as the UFC’s true king.
“He looked unbelievable in this fight,” White stated on The Jim Rome Show, via MMA Fighting. “And for people that are saying Cowboy is shot, Cowboy is this—Cowboy is one of the best and one of the baddest to ever do it and he showed up to win that night and Conor McGregor ran through him like a freight train.
“McGregor looks better than he’s ever looked. His head’s in the right place. Mentally, physically and emotionally, he is ready to roll and I can’t wait until his next fight.”
As far as who Conor’s (22-4) next fight will be against? Dana believes he has an idea as there is a fight in April that is intriguing in a number of ways; Khabib Nurmagomedov will look to defend his Lightweight Championship against Tony Ferguson inside the Barclays Center. The fifth time the matchup has attempted to come to fruition, McGregor could be a replacement fighter if something was to go wrong. If the fight does happen, however, White had a thought of who would be next for Conor.
“Probably the winner of Khabib [Nurmagomedov] and Tony [Ferguson],” White stated.
This comes after Dana stated that Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman and BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal will most likely clash in July. Following a pull-apart brawl between the two at Super Bowl media day, the fight just made sense for Dana to make.
Meanwhile, McGregor’s team is serious about a move to boxing, according to manager Audie Attar. They are keeping their eyes open on every situation, as 2020 is expected to be a big and busy year for McGregor