Here’s a peek into the mind of Dana White … we asked the UFC president if Conor McGregor could fight Jorge Masvidal when he returns to the Octagon, and while DW didn’t seem into that fight, there is an opponent he likes for The Notorious.
“I really like Chandler vs. Conor after Chandler’s last fight. There’s plenty of fights to make. I don’t know if that’s the one. We’ll see what the landscape looks like when Conor gets back.”
Of course, Chandler’s last fight was at UFC 274 last month … when Iron Mike knocked out Tony Ferguson with a front kick 17 seconds into the 2nd round. It was one of the most brutal KOs ever.
Conor hasn’t fought since UFC 264 in July 2021 … when he gruesomely broke his leg while fighting Dustin Poirier.
“I’m just saying after his last [Octagon] interview, his last fight, Conor’s ranked number 8. [Michael’s] ranked number 5. It makes a lot of sense right now,” Dana said.
As for a timeline for McGregor’s return, Dana says he’s getting closer, day by day.
“I think he’s getting better. He’s starting to ramp up his training, and I’m hoping the end of this year, early next year.”