Conor Macgrigoriae: Isaac Brekken / AP
Irishman Conor McGregor will lose the title of champion of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) lightweight champion. This was stated by the head of the organization Dana white. His words are quoted by MMA Junkie.
“If Conor will enter the ring in September, from the previous battle will be two years that’s not fair to other fighters. We all love McGregor, but in this case the belt should move to a different fighter. We will raise the championship belt in a bout against Nurmagomedov Ferguson, what are working on now,” said white.
According to the head of the UFC, the title fight of the Russians and Americans to be held in April 2018. If McGregor decide to return, he’d get a title shot.
7 Jan Manager Nurmagomedov, Ali Abdel-Aziz said that his client is focused on fight with Ferguson not thinking about MacGregor.
31 Dec Nurmagomedov won a unanimous decision over Brazilian Edson Barbosa at UFC in Las Vegas. Before the fight the fighter said that the winner will meet American Tony Ferguson.
Video, photo All from Russia.