Dana White Clears The Air On Conor McGregor Future, Announces Woodley's Opponent

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Conor McGregor's constant changing of weight classes will end, according to UFC President Dana White.

When speaking to media recently, the UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor said that he was open to a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz if he emerges victorious at UFC 202. Dana White pumped the brakes on that, stating on UFC.com that McGregor is expected to defend his featherweight crown. He also cleared the air on any rumors that a returning Nick Diaz could get a welterweight title shot.

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"I fully expect Conor to come back and defend his 145-pound title,” White said “I think that Nate feels his brother should have the fight at 170, but Nick is not going to come back and fight for the title right away. There are other guys deserving of a title shot. Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is going to fight for the 170-pound title and then we’ll see what happens with Nick and Nate.”

This is important to note, because almost immediately after capturing the UFC Welterweight Championship, new title holder Tyron Woodley shot down Stephen Thompson, instead saying that he wanted 'big money fights' with the likes of Nick Diaz and Georges-St Pierre. Diaz hasn't won a fight since 2011. 

You can read more from Dana White's interview at UFC.com

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