White: Nowhere Close to McGregor-Cerrone
Despite the hopes of many UFC fans, it appears an anticipated bout between fan favorites Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone isn’t in the works, according to UFC President Dana White.
Both fighters have been teasing the fight across social media, especially with a recent tease from Cerrone of a possible showdown between the two men on July 6 during International Fight Week.
But at the UFC 236 press conference, White, to the chorus of boos and jeers from fans in attendance, claimed any rumors of a fight happening aren’t true.
“These two have been talking about this, and I said if they want to fight, I would do it, but we’re nowhere close to a fight,” White said. “We’re actually looking at other fights right now for Cowboy.”
In a later interview with ESPN, White mentioned that there’s a possibility Cerrone’s next fight could come later this year against Al Iaquinta. Meanwhile, White figures McGregor will be out of action until the fall. McGregor’s suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the aftermath of UFC 229 ends in April.
Original Story: ESPN