Dana White Sees Conor McGregor Fighting By Summer, Says Cerrone Matchup ‘Makes Sense’

By Tristen Critchfield May 7, 2019

Dana White says he’s meeting with Conor McGregor very soon. Perhaps then the two parties can get closer to finding a fight for the former UFC two-division champion.

White was supposed to meet with Conor McGregor in conjunction with UFC Fort Lauderdale last month, but that encounter didn’t come to fruition. The UFC president expects to talk with the Irish star in the coming days. White is optimistic that McGregor will return to the Octagon soon.

“He and I are getting together very soon, within the next week, and we’re going to figure out what’s next for him,” White told "The Jim Rome Show” on Tuesday. “I see him fighting this summer.”

McGregor reportedly shot down a bout against Donald Cerrone when it was offered in a co-headlining slot. After Cerrone defeated Al Iaquinta in the UFC Ottawa headliner, “Cowboy” again expressed interest in a showdown with the “Notorious” one. White, too, seems to like the idea of a McGregor vs. Cerrone fight. That, however, doesn’t mean it will become a reality.

“The Cerrone fight makes sense,” White said. “There’s a couple different options out there for him. He was talking about the Cerrone fight at one point. I don’t really know but that fight makes sense.”


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