UFC president Dana White is aware Conor McGregor has a number of options for his next outing in the Octagon.
Over the past couple of weeks, the Irishman has been linked to names like Anderson Silva, Nate Diaz, and welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. For White, he believes McGregor should consider waiting to see how certain fights go over the next couple of months before deciding what makes the most sense.
“Conor and I have not talked about fighting,” White said, speaking to Brett Okamoto of ESPN. “If you’re Conor, sitting at home, everybody is calling you out, in every weight division. Who’s next? I’m waiting for [heavyweight Daniel Cormier] to call him out, you know? Conor, his personality, he’s going to respond to that.
“I think what Conor needs to do is sit back and let these fights start rolling out. Obviously, the most important division is the 155-pound division. See what plays out.”
Currently, interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje is set to meet undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year to unify the titles. At the moment, while September had been considered as a potential date, there is no update on when that bout could happen as Nurmagomedov is dealing with personal issues regarding his father’s reported sickness.