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Dana White Says Conor McGregor Will Be Back By Early Next Year, Shoots Down Masvidal Fight

July 17, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dana White expects Conor McGregor to be back by early next year, but isn’t down with the idea of McGregor facing Jorge Masvidal. TMZ caught up with the UFC president and asked him about McGregor’s future. You can see a couple of highlights and the video below:

On when McGregor may come back: “Yeah, I think he’ll be back — He’ll either be back this year or early next year. We’ll see how this whole thing plays out in September.”

On if McGregor will face the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 242: “No, no. But it will shake a lot of things up whoever wins that fight.”

On not being down for a Masvidal vs. McGregor fight: “Masvidal is too big for Conor. He shouldn’t have [fought at 170 before]. I hated that he did it. Not only did I hate that he did it once, I hated that he did it twice, so he doesn’t belong at that weight.”

On Masvidal wanting the fight with McGregor: “There’s plenty of fights for him in his weight division without Conor. He’s too big for Conor. Conor doesn’t belong at 170. He’s got the balls to fight at 170, but he doesn’t belong there. No, hell no.”