Dana White Says Conor McGregor Not Fighting Masvidal, Poirier Or Nurmagomedov Next

Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor hasn’t competed since a fourth round submission loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

Jorge Masvidal’s manager recently stated the he’d like to fight McGregor, but UFC President Dana White says that bout isn’t happening.

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“Masvidal’s too big for Conor,” White said to TMZ Sports. “(McGregor) shouldn’t have (fought at 170). I hated that he did it. Not only did I hate that he did it once, I hated that he did it twice. There’s plenty of fights for (Masvidal) 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. Hell no, (it won’t happen).”

Masvidal’s manager also said that he’d also like to fight UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman, but nothing has been made official at this time.

White also said that neither Nurmagomedov or UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier won’t be next for McGregor either.

“I think he’ll either back this year or early next year,” White said. “We’ll see how this whole thing plays out in September. No, (he doesn’t get the Nurmagomedov-Poirier winner), but it’ll shake a lot of things up, whoever wins that fight.”

There is no word yet on what is next for McGregor, who hasn’t won a bout since UFC 205 in November of 2016.

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