White expects Conor McGregor to fight in 2019


Asked during an interview session with reporters following the UFC’s Friday press conference if he expects McGregor in the octagon this year, White answered in the affirmative, then said he plans on meeting with McGregor soon.

“I’m meeting with Conor in Miami in two weeks,” White said.

From there, of course, the next question is which fight will make the most sense for the former lightweight and featherweight champion.

White told MMA Junkie the Holloway-Poirier winner is next in line.

“These guys are the interim champions, they’re fighting to fight Khabib,” White said.

If anything, White believes Holloway is setting himself up to go over the top as a star once and for all.

“This is a great opportunity for Holloway to, obviously the Poirier fight. and then Conor is out there too for him, two guys that he lost to that he could get those marks off of his record,” White said.

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