Dana White Confirms Conor McGregor is One Win Away from UFC Title Shot

January 1, 2015
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While it has long been speculated that a title shot could be on the line for Conor McGregor when he faces Dennis Siver on Jan. 18 in Boston, it is no longer speculation.

Fighting Irish-Conor McGregor-750x370UFC president Dana White on Thursday confirmed that a victory will earn the brash Irishman a shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

“This fight in Boston if he wins this fight he’s going to fight for the title. I don’t know where yet,” White said, according to FOX Sports.

There is a faction of fans and fighters that believe McGregor, despite being in the midst of a 12-fight winning streak that includes four in the UFC, is jumping the line for a title shot.

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There is no denying that McGregor has made an immediate impact both inside and outside the Octagon since his arrival.

While White wouldn’t indicate where they intended to do an Aldo vs. McGregor fight, should McGregor defeat Siver, he answered in the affirmative when asked if he felt such a fight could sell out a stadium if they held the bout in Dublin.

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  • Timothy Malone

    Wow despite him not being ranked in the Top 10 on this site. Which is just my way of saying that MMAWeekly you should probably just take down your rankings if you aren’t going to update them, which I believe the last time you did so was like March of last year. You look insane having Dillashaw ranked 7th.

    • TheCerealKiller

      Ken Pishna still thinks Gina held the StrikeForce women’s belt.

    • shakejunt

      really is a shame because i like the “vibe” of the site itself. the journalistic side of it is disappointing.

  • cheflacsto

    So, a guy that most likely doesn’t deserve the title shot, only beating one guy ranked in the top 5 (poirer) who doesn’t belong there anyway, he should get the fight in his backyard, in a stadium. If Aldo embarrasses him the cash cow is over. I do however think he has a better shot to beat Aldo than he does Frankie or Mendes anyway. I will surely watch because Aldo will strike with him so we will see, he does claim to hit harder than any person in the lower divisions.

    • shakejunt

      it’ll be a fun fight and he actually looks like the best option right now, but idk if i see the aldo camp accepting that fight there. if conor does manage to take the belt, THEN they go to ireland.