White unsure how long McGregor can stay idle with belt

White unsure how long McGregor can stay idle with belt
Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference after a super welterweight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
 

By Larry Lage, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — UFC President Dana White says he's unsure how long Connor McGregor can keep his lightweight title without defending it.

White told The Associated Press, "that's what we have to figure out," in a telephone interview Thursday night, three days before UFC 218 in Detroit.

McGregor hasn't fought in the UFC since he knocked out Eddie Alvarez on Nov. 4, 2016.

White says he talks weekly with McGregor, adding he's under contract to fight four more times for UFC.

McGregor made about $100 million for boxing Floyd Mayweather in August. White says McGregor isn't in a rush to fight because of the money he made for stepping in the ring with Mayweather.

McGregor, who has not announced his plans, is in a powerful position as a huge draw in two combat sports.

 

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