It’s not clear who Conor McGregor will fight if and when he finally returns to the Octagon, but Dana White narrowed the list of possible candidates during an interview with TMZ Sports this week.
“I think he’ll either back this year or early next year,” White said. “We’ll see how this whole thing plays out in September [when a lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier takes place].
“No, [he doesn’t get the Nurmagomedov-Poirier winner], but it’ll shake a lot of things up, whoever wins that fight.”
White then went on to scratch Jorge Masvidal’s name off the list too.
“Masvidal’s too big for Conor,” White said. “(McGregor) shouldn’t have (fought at 170). I hated that he did it. Not only did I hate that he did it once, I hated that he did it twice.
“There’s plenty of fights for (Masvidal) in his weight division without Conor. He’s too big for Conor. Conor doesn’t belong at 170. He’s got the balls to fight at 170, but he doesn’t belong there. Hell no, (it won’t happen).”
White then stopped short of saying who McGregor may end up fighting instead, simply stating, “I don’t know,” when asked if a McGregor-Diaz trilogy fight could be on the cards.