With the MMA loving world still waiting with baited breath with regard to Conor McGregor’s future and where things stand with his ongoing dispute with the UFC, Dana White has finally given a very positive update.
Over the last week, outlandish reports suggesting that Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in negotiations with Conor McGregor regarding a potential boxing match have gathered more and more momentum to the extent that many now feel that the fight may actually take place.
However, UFC President Dana White was not swept away by the rumours for a moment as he instantly dismissed the suggestion as ‘tabloid’ garbage.
Whether the Mayweather stories were trash or not remains to be seen. What is certain however is that Conor McGregor’s dispute with the UFC was very real and it is still not resolved.
Conor has still not given a single interview regarding the fall out from UFC 200 and, when it comes to his social media activity, the featherweight champion has remained relatively guarded of late.
According to Dana White however, the pair’s relationship is ‘great’ at the moment and he will be meeting McGregor for dinner next week.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, White said;
“Conor and I have been talking every day, we’re going to have dinner next week.
Our relationship is great, and we’re going to put the little speed bump in the road that happened there behind us and move forward. So everything is great.”
Having been pulled from UFC 200 for failing to fulfill his media obligations, White confirmed that McGregor would not be on the July the 9th card but that they would be deciding next week when he is going to fight next.
“He will not be on 200. We’re going to get together next week and see what card he’s going to be on. ”
“… We’re going to get together next week and see what’s next.”
According to multiple reports, ‘what’s next’ is a rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 but it seems we will have to wait and see what happens at ‘dinner next week’ before anything is confirmed.
Besides, McGregor/Diaz is 99% done for the UFC 202 main event on August 20, anyway.
— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) May 6, 2016