Gunnar Nelson opens up on Conor McGregor’s future in the UFC

May 3, 2016 2:23 pm by bjpenndotcom

While UFC President Dana White may maintain that there is no dispute between Conor McGregor and the UFC, the tension between the two is undeniable. After refusing to fulfill his media obligations for arguably the biggest event in UFC history, McGregor was pulled from his UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz on July 9th.

McGregor was training in Iceland and helping Gunnar Nelson prepare for his upcoming fight against Albert Tumenov on May 8th when he was pulled from the card.

While there has still been no word yet as to when McGregor’s next fight will be, Gunnar Nelson believes that McGregor’s future lays at lightweight.

He spoke to The Daily Star.

“I know he doesn’t like that big cut and probably nobody does.

“So I think going up to lightweight to start with and challenge for that belt. Then we can see what he wants to do from there.”


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