Dana White: Conor McGregor Will Defend Featherweight Title or He’ll Give It Up

August 18, 2016

Conor McGregor may be undecided about what’s next for him after rematching Nate Diaz at UFC 202, but company president Dana White is not.

At McGregor’s personal media day last week, he remained non-committal about dropping down to 145 pounds to defend his featherweight title after he faces Diaz. He didn’t say he wouldn’t do it, but he said he hadn’t decided what was next for him.

Jose Aldo vs Conor McGregorWhite, however, at Wednesday’s UFC 202 pre-fight press conference, said that he will absolutely defend his belt in his next fight… “or he’ll give it up.”

After arriving 30 minutes late to the press conference, which devolved into a bottle and can throwing melee, McGregor had little time to address what’s next, but he did address the potential for a third fight with Diaz.

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“It will be a trilogy fight. It won’t be straight away, but we will fight for a third time,” he said, perhaps laying the foundation for a return to featherweight in his next fight.

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