UFC Wants the Irishman to put boxing aside
Dana White wants Conor McGregor to forget about boxing for the time being and focus all of his energy on the UFC.
McGregor will take on Dustin Porier on January 23 at UFC 257, but he also has a fight against Manny Pacquiao this year.
“The way that this kid is right now mentally, physically, emotionally, I mean this kid is on and ready to fight,” White told ESPN. “I would love to see him focused on what he can do here at the UFC.
“Whether it’s take another shot at that title against Khabib [Nurmagomedov] or fight for the title against somebody else if Khabib retires and defend that title.
“A boxing match with any of these guys, that stuff’s always going to be there. You are the absolute best in the world right now in MMA and the timing is right now.
“He’s not getting any younger. I’d love to see him go for it here over the next year. If he wants to fight one of these boxing guys, do that next year. That fight’s always going to be there.”