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Dana White sets deadline for McGregor title defence

Dana White sets deadline for McGregor title defence

"A lot of great buzzes in this mad life but none greater or madder than this buzz right here hahah!"

McGregor is well aware of his worth to the UFC and he's got no problem playing the waiting game if it means he gets a better offer down the line because, as we all know, the UFC is rather short of legitimate superstars nowadays.

Conor McGregor was one of the most talked about athletes in 2017 even though he fought just once.

Conor McGregor Jr, which is his only revealed name so far, was born last May.

McGregor is now facing flak from MMA fans for not giving any update as to when he will be defending his championship next.

When examined in that light, it seems like White was looking for some inflated numbers to tout publicly as UFC owners Endeavor look to pay back the loans outstanding on their July 2016 purchase of the MMA leader, which is now floundering without any true stars outside of McGregor, whom they let compete in a boxing ring for his only fight of 2017.

The UFC has no clue if Conor McGregor will ever step into the Octagon again and defend his belt again but UFC President Dana White is hesitant to strip his biggest star of yet another UFC belt.

"I love that matchup (against Nurmagomedov), but Tony Ferguson is the interim champion, and Conor and I haven't really figured out when he's coming back and what's going on", White said.

Espinoza, in turn, shot down McGregor.

He also expressed interest in fighting interim champion Tony Ferguson, saying that he would fight both him and McGregor on the same night if he has to. Or, if Conor wants to sit out until next fall, then we'd have to make Khabib vs.

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.

He added: "As long as Conor is willing to [book a] fight by March, we could do Khabib versus Tony. Tony and then the victor fights Conor for the title", White said.

- Dana White to Yahoo!

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