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Friday, Oct 03, 2014

UFC’s Dana White Says Conor McGregor Title Shot Makes Sense

Conor McGregor

By FCF Staff

Although Conor McGregor holds just one win over a top ranked opponent, UFC President Dana White is making the case for why the rising featherweight could receive a title shot next.

Following McGregor’s first round, stoppage win over contender Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, the Irish fighter has been campaigning for a title shot. Featherweight champ Jose Aldo is scheduled to rematch Chad Mendes on October 25th.

Well, in White’s weekly interview with UFC.com, the ZUFFA executive offered this response, when asked about McGregor’s title shot chances:

“Here’s the thing: If you go down the list, every one of those guys has fought Jose Aldo already,” White told UFC.com in his weekly interview, referencing the top ranked featherweight fighters. “Conor hasn’t. So who do you line up next for the champ other than Conor? Everybody else has fought him.”

McGregor is currently ranked #5 in the UFC’s featherweight division, and in addition to Mendes, Aldo has already defeated the #2 ranked Cub Swanson, the #3 positioned Frankie Edgar and the #4, Ricardo Lamas.

It remains to be seen whether McGregor would be tapped for a title shot, if Mendes wins at UFC 179.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:21 pm
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