Dana White has confirmed that the UFC are still very much hoping to book a lightweight clash between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone.
Cerrone managed to well and truly make his presence at 155lb felt with a phenomenal victory over Al Iaquinta in the UFC Ottawa main-event.
Moving to 3-0 in his last trio of outings, Cerrone has displayed all of the signs of a fighter with a renewed sense of direction.
Whatever it was that Cerrone was bringing to the table in his wins over Mike Perry, Alexander Hernandez, and Al Iaquinta, it was enough to see him showcase every facet of his still-improving skill set in maintaining his perfect run of form.
Now, despite the fact that talks seemed to be dying down in recent times, there seems to be some momentum gathering behind the idea of a showdown between Cowboy and the former lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
Speaking on a recent appearance on The Jim Rome Show, the UFC president Dana White explained the current situation surrounding the Irishman’s return to the octagon.
“This Cerrone fight makes sense, there’s a couple different options out there for him. He was talking about the Cerrone fight at one point. I don’t really know but that fight makes sense.”
“Conor’s one of our huge stars. I said after the Mayweather fight that you know when a kid makes this kind of money, he’ll never fight again. Look how many times he’s fought since the Mayweather fight you know.”
“I don’t know if you’ve read the business news recently, but he just hit a billion dollars of sales in his whiskey company. So Conor McGregor is doing really well financially, and when you start doing really well financially, it definitely interferes with your fighting career.”
“He and I are getting together very soon within the next week and we’re going to figure out what next for him and I see him fighting this summer.”
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena