Diaz vs. Pettis/Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier Results Could Affect Conor McGregor’s Future

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

UFC President Dana White says McGregor’s fighting future could come down to what happens in two pivotal bouts at UFC 241 and UFC 242.

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“I don’t know,” White said at a media session after this weeks Contender Series (via Farah Hannoun & John Morgan of MMA Junkie). “That, I don’t know. See how Saturday goes, see how September goes, and then see what happens with Conor.”

Nate Diaz and former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis collide at UFC 241, while UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier collide at UFC 242.

McGregor and Diaz have clashed twice before at UFC 196 and UFC 202, plus McGregor and Nurmagomedov have fought once before at UFC 229. McGregor has yet to step into the Octagon against either Pettis or Poirier, which could change depending on the results of two upcoming UFC pay-per-views.

UFC 241 takes place on Saturday, August 17 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic headlining. UFC 242 takes place on Saturday, September 7 from The Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier headlining.

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