UFC president Dana White stated he has not talked to Conor McGregor about his subsequent struggle, however he believes Mike Tyson has one thing “lined up” forward of his reported boxing return.
McGregor has not fought since January and the Irishman is itching to return to the Octagon amid the coronavirus pandemic. He has been vocal on social media, calling out Justin Gaethje earlier this month after the American dominated Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 behind closed doorways in Jacksonville, Fla.
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White stated the previous UFC featherweight and light-weight champion simply must bide his time.
“Conor and I’ve not talked about combating,” White instructed ESPN. “In case you’re Conor, sitting at dwelling, all people is asking you out, in each weight division. Who’s subsequent? “I am ready for [heavyweight Daniel Cormier] to name him out, you already know? Conor, his character, he is going to answer that.
“I believe what Conor must do is sit again and let these fights begin rolling out. Clearly, crucial division is the 155-pound [lightweight] division. See what performs out.”
Away from the Octagon and in boxing, Tyson seems to be closing in on a surprising comeback. The previous heavyweight champion final fought professionally in 2005 however the 53-year-old has reduce an extremely match determine amid hyperlinks to Evander Holyfield, Tito Ortiz and Tyson Fury.
“Initially, I got here out and stated, ‘Hear, I would like Mike to not struggle,'” stated White. “I even bought Mike a TV present, to attempt to maintain him from combating. However Mike Tyson is a grown man, he can do no matter. The man is highly effective, seems to be explosive and has gotten himself in nice form.
“From what I am listening to from them, they’ve one thing lined up, one thing massive. He’ll get in there. We talked about it and he stated, ‘Hear, I really feel that fireside in my abdomen. I need to get in there and blend it up once more.’ I am absolutely supportive of him.”