Morning Report: Dana White states that a Conor McGregor title shot depends on the winner


There was no turning back from the main event spotlight for Conor McGregor once he became a UFC champion in 2015. Ireland’s favourite fighter son is undoubtedly the greatest star in MMA. It’s difficult to see him surpassing that title anytime soon. It can often come with some perks due to the magnetic draw power that “The Notorious”, as well as his magnetism.

McGregor currently finds himself 1-3 in his last four fights dating back to 2016 when he held the lightweight title. Now fresh off two back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier that made up McGregor’s 2021, a title shot remains a possibility according to UFC President Dana White.

“It’s gonna depend on who the champion is,” White told The Underground regarding a McGregor title shot. The champion also has a say. Who’s gonna be the champ when Conor McGregor comes back? What do they want to do? You can see [Charles] Oliveira. If it isn’t Oliveira when he returns, Oliveira might want Conor. Who knows? I don’t know. Let’s see what the future holds

The current champion in Charles Oliveira is expected to defend against Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 on May 7 in Phoenix, Ariz. Meanwhile, McGregor remains on the mend from his last encounter with Poirier which saw him suffer a gruesome leg break to close round one. On top of that, rising lightweight superstar Islam Makhachev continues to impress and his shot at the belt seems like just a matter of time.

” “There are a lot variables that must come together in order for him to return and fight,” White stated of McGregor. “No. 1 is health and how’s his leg. Then once that’s 100 percent then we’ll start to figure out where he goes. Because a lot of these — we have fights made all the way up to June 18 already. Once he’s 100 percent ready to go, we’ll get him figured out and we’ll see what’s what with the lightweight division and we’ll get him figured out.”


Tenure. Sam Alvey says the UFC will offer him another chance despite his eight losses in fights.

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Threatening. Dana White reminisces about the moment Nevada’s governor nearly took his promotor’s licence away after he criticized the state’s athletic commission.

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