Dana White recently took a trip to Thailand for a short vacation. There on an interview with Yahoo Sports, he talked about the future of the Lightweight division and potential title fights. He said :
As long as Conor is willing to fight by March, we could do Khabib versus Tony and then the winner fights Conor for the title.
He proceeded to talk about Mcgregor’s return to the octagon and hinted that he must be willing to negotiate a title defense by March. If it doesn’t happen Dana says that the UFC will have to make Khabib vs Tony for the championship belt rather than the interim belt:
“As long as Conor is willing to fight by March, we could do Khabib versus Tony and then the winner fights Conor for the title,” White said. “Of, if Conor wants to sit out until next fall, then we’d have to make Khabib versus Tony for the title, not the interim title.”
One thing is certain, we all hope to see these three very talented men facing each other sooner rather than later. It will be an amazing spectacle.