Donald Cerrone recently started dropping hints that his planned return to lightweight could lead to a blockbuster fight with Conor McGregor next, but Dana White has now poured cold water on the idea.
According to White it’s too early to even be thinking about what might be next for ‘The Notorious’ given that he’s still in trouble with the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the brawl that broke out after his UFC 229 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“Those guys go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission in December and then we’ll know what’s up,” White told TMZ Sports.
“We’re not even thinking about [what’s next]. It’s not even worth talking about because we don’t know how long the suspensions are going to be, what their fines are going to be. We don’t know the penalties yet, so you can’t even think about fights until we know what the penalties are.”
Asked to specifically address Cerrone’s recent hints that he’ll fight McGregor next, White flat-out denied it was the case.
“That’s not true,” White said. “Absolutely not true. Obviously that’s the fight that ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone wants but that’s not true. We haven’t even thought about an opponent for either one of those guys yet, meaning Khabib or Conor.”