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Latest UFC 219 Update Casts McGregor’s UFC Future Into Serious Doubt

It looks like that Bellator fiasco may very well have serious consequences for Conor McGregor…

Last month, UFC President Dana White stated on multiple occasions that both Conor McGregor and the promotion itself wanted the Irishman to headline UFC 219 on December 30th. Not only this, White also stated that the SBG star’s next opponent was already set in stone as he stated that only one fight made sense for McGregor’s comeback.

Tony’s the interim champion, Conor’s the champion. It’s the fight that makes sense.

It’s the fight that has to happen – it doesn’t ‘make sense,’ it’s the fight that has to happen.

However, after McGregor was involved in some shocking scenes at a Bellator event in Dublin earlier this month, Dana White has gone into hiding as reports have circulated suggesting that the Irishman was pulled from the December 30th event.

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As of yet, no one knows what the UFC’s official stance on the McGregor’s conduct will be, however, with many suggesting a ban should be levied against the Dubliner, the promotion’s light heavyweight champion dropped a very worrying update regarding McGregor’s UFC future on Wednesday.

Claiming that Khabib Nurmagomedov had been offered the main event slot against McGregor’s mooted opponent (Tony Ferguson) at UFC 219, Daniel Cormier also announced that the interim champion had been told that a fight vs the ‘Notorious’ one was now never going to happen.

If the UFC are indeed certain that McGregor will ‘never fight’ the opponent the President had only recently claimed he’d have to, then it certainly suggests that the Irishman’s return to the promotion is now very much up in the air.

McGregor was stripped of his featherweight title last year having not defended his belt in just over 11 months. It has now been over a year since he first won the lightweight title at UFC 205 and, given this latest turn of events, don’t be shocked if another stripping is around the corner.

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