Dana White isn’t moving off his position when it comes to the big first fight of 2020 and that’s Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2.
The UFC 257 main event rematch between the two fighters won’t be for a title and that’s something that has fans split.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement in October, but is supposed to meet with Dana White next month. He has yet to be stripped of the title.
Dana White Just Ruled Out Possibility For Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2
Speaking with ESPN, White made it clear McGregor-Poirier 2 will not be for the undisputed or an interim UFC belt at 155 pounds.
“If Khabib does retire, then whoever the highest ranked guy is at the time will end up facing Conor if Conor beats Poirier and would end up fighting for the title, I’m sure,” White said (H/T to MMA Junkie).
“As a promoter, you always want the best guys in the world. But when a guy wants to retire, he probably should,” White said. “But the difference with a guy like Khabib is that he’s been through so much and losing his dad is such a major blow to him. It was something that they did together and his dad wanted him to hit 30-0. But as a fight fan, I want Khabib to fight 10 more.”