UFC president Dana White joins Brett Okamoto to discuss covid, a return to fighting, future fight lineups, Jon Jones, and White’s opinions on Mike Tyson. He also gives an update on Conor McGregor’s next fight.
In an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Dana highlighted McGregor’s possible fight against Anderson Silva, but left everything open. The Brazilian challenged the Irishman, who promptly accepted the call.
“Conor and I have not talked about fighting,” White said. “If you’re Conor, sitting at home, everybody is calling you out, in every weight division.
“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 [lightweight] division. See what plays out.”
About Jon Jones, Dana White praised him, called GOAT (the greatest of all time), but he lost his mind on a super fight against Francis Ngannou. The French-Cameroonian has already commented that the fight will come out, perhaps not now, but at some point.
Dana White analyzed the high demand for money from the American to change his categorie and fight Ngannou.
“For the amount of money he’s asking for, it’s not going to happen. He couldn’t be asking for a more absurd amount of money at a worse time.”
“It’s one thing to come out and say, ‘I want more money,” Dana White said. “The amount of money Jon Jones wanted first of all, in the light heavyweight division, a rematch against Dominick Reyes is the fight that makes sense.”