CALGARY – It appears Conor McGregor’s punishment will end with the courts.
On Friday, UFC President Dana White all but confirmed that McGregor won’t face any additional discipline from the promotion for his involvement in the infamous April bus attack directed at Khabib Nurmagomedov.
In the immediate aftermath of McGregor throwing a dolly through a fighter bus window at UFC 223 media day, White called the incident “the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of the company.” Prior to McGregor reaching a plea agreement this week, White said it was possible “The Notorious” would receive additional discipline from the UFC once the legal process played out.
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It seems, however, that McGregor’s sentencing of five days of community service and three days of anger management, as well as restitution for the damage he caused, will suffice. When asked by MMAjunkie if McGregor would face further repercussions, White was vague in his answer.
“Conor has faced a lot of repercussions,” White said after UFC on FOX 30 weigh-ins. “Conor has lost a lot of money and a lot of time. Conor and I are good. We’re good.”
With McGregor’s court case now a thing of the past, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion is cleared to resume his fighting career. All signs point to a title shot against current 155-pound champion Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA, 10-0 UFC), which White hopes will happen “sooner than later.”
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The UFC is interested in making the fight for UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. White said the bout landing on that date would be “awesome.” Although that pushes the winner of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 30 headliner between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier out of the immediate title picture, White said that’s a necessary consequence of making Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor.
“The fight everybody wants to see is Conor and Khabib,” White said. “That’s the fight.”
In addition to revealing Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor is next, White also said former interim UFC champion Tony Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) is on the comeback trail from a surgically repaired knee and could land on the same event as the division’s next title fight.
“I would love to put (Ferguson) on the same card as Khabib and Conor,” White said.
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