The UFC commentator is better placed than most to be privy to such a scoop, and was therefore revealing when the subject came up during his ‘Experience’ podcast.
Though many are resigned to Conor McGregor challenging for the lightweight champion at some stage in the near future, two questions remain.
One regards his status in the featherweight division, in which he currently reigns as champion. A 155lb. tilt in McGregor’s next outing would see him having to relinquish his belt due to inactivity, as per UFC president Dana White. That dilemma sees Jose Aldo as a front-runner to secure a much-sought rematch.
Second is the consequences of the Irishman’s UFC 202 war with Nate Diaz back in August. An initial six-month medical suspension may yet see ruled him out until 2017, not to mention the three month turnaround required in order to make it to the UFC’s historic New York show in November.
Barring all this, speculation in recent weeks places Conor McGregor across from lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden on November 12.
When guest Brendan Schaub floated the possibility of the titanic clash on the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’, the podcast’s namesake gave some cryptic insight as to whether the reports are true.
“I know a little something that I wish I could tell,” Rogan sang.
“It’s an interesting fight. If it happens.. allegedly at Madison Square Garden, allegedly in a couple of months. Maybe it’s going to happen, I don’t know…”
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