Conor McGregor UFC news: Dana White says Notorious can sit back and play the game the way he wants to – Irish Mirror

Dana White has suggested that Conor McGregor can now “sit back” and pick and choose when he wants to fight. 

The Notorious was last seen in the Octagon last October, but that was his first UFC bout in almost two years with a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather coming in between.

And UFC President White has hinted that McGregor may not fight all that frequently from here on in.

He told ESPN: “What did I say leading up to the Mayweather-McGregor fight? [That he may never fight again]. Did I not say that?

“And how many times has he fought since then? Once. Conor is in a very unique position as a fighter.

Conor McGregor with UFC President Dana White
(Image: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

 

“He has tons of money. His whiskey business is off the charts. Conor now has the ability to be very calculated, sit back, and play the game the way he wants to.”

But White says the Dubliner is desperate for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, who he lost to last October.

He added: “Conor 100 per cent believes he can beat Khabib. He wants the rematch, he feels he deserves the rematch before anybody else.

“So we’ve got to see how these fights play out. This weekend is a very big, important fight in that whole division and what’s gonna happen.

“Then in September, the Khabib fight will play out in Abu Dhabi. Then we’ll see what’s next.”

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