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Dana White Laid Out Two Scenarios For Conor McGregor's Next Fight

Dana White Laid Out Two Scenarios For Conor McGregor's Next Fight
By PJ Browne Updated

Dana White was not in attendance at the UFC 194 post-fight press conference, but Dave Sholler, the promotion's head of PR was there in his stead.

Asked what was next for Conor McGregor following his remarkable victory against Jose Aldo, Sholler stated that White laid out two scenarios.

The first is a defence of his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar, who defeated Chad Mendes on the Ultimate Fighter Finale card on Friday night.

The second is a lightweight title shot against the winner of next weekend's fight between champion Rafael dos Anjos and challenger Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.

He laid out two scenarios. One scenario is he stays at '45 [featherweight] and fights Frankie Edgar. The second scenario is potentially vacating that title and then moving up and getting the next shot following the Fox card next weekend between Cerrone and Dos Anjos.

So, those are the two scenarios. Dana doesn't like to make fights on the night of a fight but that's how he laid it out for several of the TV partners backstage.

That would mean McGregor leapfrogging a jam-packed lightweight contender group featuring the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Anthony Pettis.

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Should that happen - and it is certainly a possibility given that John Kavanagh has apparently told White that McGregor will never make the cut to 145 again - it will undoubtedly anger many within the lightweight division.

Sholler was also asked about the possiblity of the Dubliner's next fight being at Croke Park, it was a venue not mentioned by Dana White.

He did not but I imagine the Irish fans who are currently parading in the MGM lobby will.

Perhaps, given what McGregor does financially for the UFC, an immediate title shot at 155 should not be a surprise.

Sholler detailed commercial expectations for UFC 194.

It's very likely to be the biggest pay-per-view of 2015 and it could be the biggest pay-per-view of all-time.

The metrics are off the chart. It will surpass any records we've ever done commercially. The web traffic has been enormous.

194 has been a good week for us here.

Picture: Sportsfile

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