Dana White gained’t decide to Conor McGregor UFC title shot, however Nate Diaz trilogy may be very attainable

Conor McGregor is preparing to return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon in mid-2022 after breaking his leg in his second loss to Dustin Poirier (see here). While some may believe the Irishman’s best days are behind him, Dana White thinks differently.

In a recent in-depth interview with ESPN, White talked about the imminent return of “Notorious” and whether he feels like he still has the same urge to become the fighter he once was.

“What I’ve said about him, and I’ll always say about him, is that the guy has a lot of money, but he’s still very passionate about fighting,” White said of all he had to do to get fit close.

“He’s telling me that and you can see it in all of his [social media] Posts and the way he behaves, ”he added before predicting when his biggest moneymaker was likely to return. In addition, the outspoken president spoke of the possibility of “Notorious” fighting for an instant title shot that McGregor fought for on all social media, and even went so far as to proclaim current division king, Charles Oliveira.

“If everything is okay with the healing of his leg, he will be back this summer. I have no idea what the landscape will be like when he comes back. Dustin Poirier could be retired when McGregor comes back, ”he added. “I do not know [if he could fight for the title right away when he comes back]. I won’t know the answer until it gets closer.

It looks like Justin Gaethje is the first man in line to face “Do Bronx” sometime in the first quarter of 2022. That means the title could switch hands until its much-anticipated return from McGregor.

If so, “Notorious” will have a hard time convincing “Highlight” to give him a title shot, as the knockout machine has already announced that McGregor will have to prove himself with a win or two before giving him the chance. If Oliveira is still king, then McGregor’s chances of fighting for the oar are pretty good.

Of course, there are still several big money bouts available to McGregor, including a trilogy match against Nate Diaz. It’s a fight White says he has a better chance when discussing Diaz’s own future with the promotion in 2022.

“The McGregor trilogy is always there. This fight could happen. We could have this fight, ”White said, confirming that Nate only has one fight left in his current deal and is trying to offer him a big fight.

Of course, it’s not safe to convince Diaz to take up the fight.

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