Dana White: Conor McGregor will fight Khabib next if Tony Ferguson refuses
“Tony Ferguson is next line (for Khabib) if he accepts the fight,” White told reporters during the UFC 242 post-fight scrum. “We’ll see how this thing plays out, when Khabib will fight again, and if Tony wants to fight.
If Ferguson refuses to step up for whatever reason, White already has a backup plan.
“Tony Ferguson gets the next shot, and obviously, if for whatever reason Tony can’t take the fight or doesn’t want to fight at that time, then we would figure out what’s next,” he said. “But yeah, Conor would make a lot of sense.
“Conor McGregor wants that fight really badly, and I’m sure the fans would want to see it. So we’ll see how this whole thing plays out.”