White Confirms McGregor Next In Line For Title With Win Over Siver

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The news Conor McGregor and Irish MMA fans alike had been anticipating came today as UFC president Dana White confirmed to journalists attending the UFC 182 media day that the Dubliner will be next in line for a title shot should he win his next fight.

That next fight happens in two weeks on January 18th when McGregor meets German veteran Dennis Siver in the main event of the UFC’s latest fight night. The fight takes place in Boston’s TD Garden where McGregor was victorious in his American debut in 2013. Now, he returns with the title directly in view.

Should he beat Siver, featherweight champion Jose Aldo is the man who awaits. The Brazilian is the only ever UFC featherweight title holder after he carried his belt over from the, now defunct, WEC.

If the fight were to happen it is likely to take place in the summer with stadia in Ireland and Brazil, or a big arena in Las Vegas, the likely venues. White was asked about the possibility of holding the fight in Croke Park but would give nothing away.

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