UFC President Dana White Wants Conor McGregor To Focus On Featherweight Division
Although UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is likely still basking in the glow of his epic victory against Nate Diaz at UFC 202, UFC president Dana White would prefer he return to the featherweight division than start planning for the third fight in the McGregor/Diaz trilogy.
In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, White made it known that it’s time for McGregor to return to the featherweight division.
“I made that fight (McGregor vs Diaz) twice. That’s it. It’s time to move on because McGregor has the 145-pound title,” White said. “At the end of the day, he’s a 145-pound fighter. He could go to lightweight, but going back up to 170 makes absolutely no sense and it clogs up the entire division which isn’t fair to the rest of the crew.”
It makes sense that White would want McGregor to return to the featherweight division, since he hasn’t actually defended the title since winning it at UFC 194 by knocking out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds, a record for a UFC title fight. Of course, McGregor hasn’t revealed his plans for the future, considering he’s nursing an injury to his left foot following the fight with Diaz in August. So it’s hard to know when he’ll be giving Aldo his rematch, if that’s the fight White plans on making.
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