It seems that Conor McGregor will definitely be taking on one more fight before earning a title shot in the featherweight division and it’s set to be against Dennis Siver at a UFC event in Boston on Sunday, January 18th.
McGregor, who will be front row to watch this weekend’s 145lb title rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes in Brazil, has been a revelation inside and outside of the Octagon since signing for the promotion a little over 18 months ago.
Despite suffering a torn ACL that required surgery and kept him out of action for the best part of a year he’s still managed to get four wins under his belt, most notably a first round TKO victory over Dustin Poirier last time out that saw him propelled to No.5 in the divisional rankings.
Afterwards Dana White had told the media that McGregor now made sense as the next title challenger, but the UFC appear to have now back-tracked on that idea and with the outspoken Irishman recently labelling Siver as a, “steroid midget head,” and the German returning fire branding his rival as Oscar The Grouch in a suit, that’s the fight that they’ve seen fit to put together.
Siver had only recently returned to action after failing a drug test following a win over Manny Gamburyan which resulted in him being handed a nine month suspension and the fight being declared a no-contest.
Siver came back with a unanimous decision victory against Charles Rosa earlier this month at UFC Fight Night 53, leaving him with an overall 3-1 (+1nc) record at featherweight and ranked No.9 in the division.