Conor McGregor vs Ferguson: Dana White gives worrisome update on fight

Conor McGregor in shock talks to make wrestling debut with WWE at next year's Wrestlemania extravaganza

On the lightweight division: "The division is so jammed up at the top that it makes it really tough for anybody to work their way up".

There was a recent report carried by UK Sun stating that UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is in talks with the WWE to appear at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.

Attar's comments came hours before UFC president Dana White also denied vehemently denied the rumours.

It's well known by now that McGregor broke his silence on the interim title holder when he tweeted a picture Friday casting himself as Tony Montana from "Scarface" - using the style of the "Grand Theft Auto" video game - with the simple caption: "Tony".

Ferguson posted the video with the words 'zero fucks, ' 'defend or vacate, ' and 'this is my mat' as the message to McGregor was loud and clear that he wants the match.

Since winning the lightweight title, McGregor took a hiatus before pursuing a big-money boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, which he eventually ended up losing via 10th-round stoppage on 26 August.

And the former featherweight champ all-but confirmed the bout with a cryptic tweet.

With McGregor taking a break to box, Ronda Rousey once again having departed and Brock Lesnar back in the WWE (and suspended), this year's nine pay-per-view events have generated an estimated 2.5 million buys combined, good for an average of 277,000 buys per show.

Crumlin fighter Conor, 29, is a long-time fan of wrestling and has even adopted WWE promoter Vince McMahon's infamous 'billionaire strut' when he enters the UFC Octagon.

"An option; there's an interim belt on the line right now - that's an option", McGregor said.

Since McGregor hasn't defended his 155-pound title in nearly a year, an interim belt was implemented and contested for last week between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee. Like, he's an exciting fighter. I'm only fighting up.

During a live interview in Manchester, he said: "Never say never". I'm heading to Toronto. The problem is for Tony Ferguson is that he does get hit. "That dude's got like less than a month".

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