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Dana White reveals Conor McGregor return deadline

06 January 2018, 12:20 | Susie Olson

Dana White reveals Conor McGregor return deadline

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"Think about this and I don't give a s-t about Showtime's f-king full of s-t press release they put out - it's the biggest fight ever", White told Yahoo!

He seems to be leaning toward the long-awaited Nurmagomedov-Ferguson bout for the interim championship and then having the victor fight McGregor for the undisputed title. "Ever in combat sports history".

The latest rift between the industry-leading MMA promotion and the premium cable channel exposed itself after White went off about the officially reported numbers for Mayweather vs. McGregor. "Tony ... and then the victor fights Conor for the title", White told Yahoo!

"This is a game of time, time is your enemy in this sport".

He made a truckload of money a year ago by stepping into the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and has dedicated a string of social media posts in recent weeks to asking the organization and any potential opponents to beg for his return, knowing full well that all the leverage in any potential fight negotiation rests in his corner.

UFC president Dana White has stated in a new interview that a fight between interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov could be on the cards next.

He added: "As long as Conor is willing to [book a] fight by March, we could do Khabib versus Tony".

White said the lightweight belt "has to move on".

"Conor has done very well".

"That's his choice and his decision".

Ferguson has earned the interim lightweight belt while Nurmagomedov has fought well enough to deserve a title shot of his own, but they can't do much of anything without McGregor.

"Unfortunately, that doesn't seem like something the UFC is keen on doing since Dana White said last week that there is some "[expletive] exaggeration in saying the guy's never defended a title", even though, you know, he's never actually defended either UFC title he's held. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them tick.

"We could do Khabib versus Tony, and then the victor fights Conor for the title". "That is the fight to make, and that is the fight I will make".

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