Irishman Staying in Lightweight Division

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Dana White is returning his focus towards Conor McGregor, the most notable fighter in the UFC Roster. This follows after a significant internal struggle between Jon Jones & Khabib Nurmagomedov, with White standing on thin ice with his two most notable champions. Returning focus to the Irishman will stop the extensive reporting on Dana White’s recent behaviour.

It’s now speculated that McGregor will compete against Anderson Silva or Kamaru Usman, with the UFC President informing Conor that he’ll be permitted access to a Lightweight Title Fight by 2021. Before McGregor gets his opportunity to compete for the championship, Justin Gaethje and Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle it out. Whoever wins that competition will become the opponent of McGregor.

Dana White is recommending McGregor into the Lightweight Division. This is where Conor has continually displayed his most formidable skills, where he’d remain undefeated. It was initially expected that he’d battle Kamaru Usman for his next battle before gaining access to the lightweight championship bout. That was before Anderson Silva called out the Irishman, who has two remaining fights under his contract.

Defeating Notorious would put Anderson Silva back into the UFC History Books. However, Conor McGregor would have to step-up to the 185lb Division. That won’t be permissible under the recommendations of Dana White, who will have to change his mindset of McGregor’s fighting division to permit the battle against Anderson Silva.

What’s Next?

These recommendations are being issued in a public format. Dana White has confirmed that neither himself nor McGregor has engaged in fight negotiations. This is shocking when thinking about the civil disturbances Conor has been creating in the UFC Social Space. White noted that nearly every competitor still on the contract is attacking McGregor, calling him out in hopes of making millions like Cowboy.

When addressing what the Irishman should do next in 2020, Dana White remarked that the best decision for McGregor is to consider his options strategically. It’s now suspected that under the recommendations of Dana White, Conor will remain in the 155lbs division. It should be mentioned that Conor is ultimately in control of Dana White, not the other way around. McGregor brings hundreds of millions into the UFC each year. He’s unlike any other competitor on the roster.