The hype is real ladies and gentlemen. As we progress closer to UFC 264, UFC president Dana White has revealed that the winner of Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier’s fight will get the next title shot against UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
Dana White has high hopes for the upcoming UFC 264 event as it features the most anticipated trilogy of all time between two lightweight superstars Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. The President of UFC believes this event’s pay-per-view will definitely become the most buys of this year. What makes this event more special is that Conor and Dustin are tied 1-1 head-to-head. This fight could be the decider of how things pan out for both the fighters in the future of UFC.
Dana recently appeared in an interview with MMA Junkie’s John Morgan. “Listen, Conor is a competitor,” White said. “All you’ve got to do is look. The guy has a ton of money. He doesn’t need to fight anymore. He wants to fight. He’s a fighter to the core. What’s at stake is, yes, he wants to be back on top. He goes in there and beats the No. 1 guy in the world, he’s probably going to get the next title shot. The other thing McGregor likes probably more than the competition is money. When he fights, he makes a sh*tload of money. These are all still very important things to him at this point in his life.”
Dana White says fans will find out how hungry Conor McGregor is at UFC 264
We all know how highly Dana thinks of his favorite UFC superstar Conor. The bossman still has the Irishman’s back despite all the criticism he has been receiving in the last few months. “I know who Conor is on the right side. You have a lot of guys who talk a lot of sh*t publicly. Most of it’s not true. The thing is with Conor is this guy has always stepped up and been willing to fight anybody, anywhere, anytime. He’s extremely wealthy,” says White to John Morgan in the interview.
“The question is, ‘How much more of this does he want?’ How hungry is he? We’ll find out on Saturday night. Win, lose or draw, we’ll find out probably a couple of weeks after that what he wants to do next.” This spectacular event takes place this weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card can be streamed via ESPN+ pay-per-view. White also suggests the fan to pre-buy their PPVs.