Dana White Tweet Says Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Planned For UFC 205
By FCF Staff
Recently rumors have been swirling that Conor McGregor will face lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, but according to a tweet from Dana White, that’s not the case.
The UFC President was recently asked on Twitter to confirm whether Alvarez – McGregor is planned for the November 12th, New York City card, and White responded with this:
— Dana White (@danawhite) September 21, 2016
Following McGregor’s decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC 201, the featherweight champ said he was interested in a third bout with his rival, but not next, and not at 170.
White has also reported that the UFC doesn’t plan to book McGregor – Diaz III in the short term. White has also said that McGregor needs to defend the 145 belt against interim champ Jose Aldo next, or vacate the belt.
Nurmagomedov (23-0) has gone 7-0 in UFC action to date and is currently ranked #1 at 155.