The #1 story in MMA over the past several weeks has been Conor McGregor's ongoing battle with the UFC, which has seen the featherweight champion yanked from UFC 200, and evidently barred from headlining the Madison Square Garden debut in November. Now the story has shifted to rumors of McGregor going outside the UFC to box Floyd Mayweather Jr.
UFC president Dana White went on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Wednesday morning to address the UFC's current relationship with McGregor, and you can listen/watch the video of this segment at the top of the page. (Transcription via MMA Fighting)
"Conor and I have been talking every day," White said. "We're gonna have dinner next week. Our relationship is great. We're gonna put the little speed bump in the road behind us and move forward. Everything is great."
Patrick then suggested that McGregor could immediately rematch Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August, to which Dana replied, "sounds like a good idea to me."
"McGregor is ready to fight on 200," White said. "The thing that has made Conor McGregor a massive star and why people love him is this kid loves to fight. He'll fight anybody, anywhere, any time. He goes in and goes for broke. His fights are exciting and fun, leading up to them, during them and after them. McGregor is ready to fight."
White reiterated that there's no deal in place for McGregor vs. Diaz 2 UFC 202, but did state that they were "getting together [with McGregor] next week and we're going to figure out what's next."