Conor McGregor told to wait on sidelines by UFC boss Dana White until he can face the winner of Khabib vs Gaethje – The Sun
CONOR McGREGOR has been told to put his feet and wait to fight the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje.
The Irish fighter is waiting to make a re-appearance in the UFC after the sport was hit by a coronavirus suspension.
But Dana White has brought it back with a bang – and Gaethje upsetting the odds to defeat Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 has got everyone talking.
He looks to have moved into prime spot to challenge for Khabib's lightweight title.
That would leave Khabib's great rival McGregor in the shadows, although according to White it would be temporarily.
Speaking on the Talk The Talk podcast White told Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew: “I think the best thing for him. I’m not saying this is what’s going to happen. But in my opinion, he lets this Gaethje-Khabib fight play out and he fights the winner.
"I think that’s the smartest move for him. But, you know him, maybe he wants to fight before that.
"And if he does, we can figure something out. I think that is the move for him right now.”
McGREGOR NOW WELTERWEIGHT?
McGregor is desperate to avenge his stoppage loss to Khabib back in 2018.
He went on to admit he under-estimated the Russian.
The 31-year-old has been out the Octagon since January when he beat Donald Cerrone at welterweight in just 40 seconds – his first fight for three years.
But it might be up at welterweight that McGregor decides to focus his efforts.
The Notorious had fans predicting he will become the new UFC welterweight champion after he showed off his bulked up body online.
NEXT STOP, FIGHT ISLAND
McGregor had promised to fight three times this year, though the coronavirus pandemic appears to have put a halt to the former featherweight and lightweight champion's momentum.
But with travel now permitted to the US, UFC boss Dana White has revealed the southpaw is open to competing on 'Fight Island' which is due to debut on June 27.
And fans believe McGregor is planning to remain at welterweight with his latest Instagram post a signal that he will remain beefed up.
One said: "Damn. 170lb champ soon."
Another said: "The Machine."
One commented: "Triple champ champ champ."
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