DFW names three contenders for WW shot

Fight Island Prime Minister Dana White spoke recently with ESPN MMA’s Phil Murphy about who is next for welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Usman's manager Ali Abdelaziz recently called out McGregor, who accepted, but that's apparently not happening.

“Listen, the next title fight for Usman is gonna be one of these guys," said White, as transcribed by Farah Hannoun  for MMA Junkie. "It’s gonna be Colby [Covington], [Jorge] Masvidal, [Leon] Edwards. It’s gonna be one of those guys,” White said. “It’s not gonna be Conor McGregor.”

BMF belt holder Masvidal says negotiations are at an impasse over Usman's compensation, and appears more interested in a rematch vs. Nate Diaz, but White plans to focus on the real title.

“I would rather see the UFC title be defended than the ‘BMF’ title,” said White. “Anything’s possible, but those are the fights that make sense right now.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMZcLsp7CXc

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Translation: It could be any of these three guys or someone that’s not any of these three guys.

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Masdival should not fight Nate again.He should fight Usman and winner fights Colby who can fight McGregor or Edwards

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Masvidal vs Conor would be good

Colby vs snusman

Usman vs Edwards & Masvadal vs Colby on same card.

Conor & Nate can have their trilogy on another card.

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Aka none of those guys are fighting for the title

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Needs to be Colby. Colby wins the rematch. If not, do Leon Scott vs Usman and let Colby wreck journeyman Jorge. 

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Nice of Uncle Dana to step in and help his favourite nephew save face.

Now Nephew Conor can finally respond to Usman in a tough manner. It will be a ‘hold me back bro’ moment.

First post nails it.

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Why Colby? He was beaten pretty decisively, wouldn't mind seeing a rematch down the road but don't give someone an immediate rematch if they were finished.

He needs a fight or two first.

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Why Colby? He was beaten pretty decisively, wouldn't mind seeing a rematch down the road but don't give someone an immediate rematch if they were finished.

He needs a fight or two first.

This! Why is CC on that list? He had his shot and got beaten. He needs to e.g. fight Edwards and win to get himself back in a challenger position. 

Not a colby fan but I think you're crazy if you don't want to see that rematch first fight was great 

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Why Colby? He was beaten pretty decisively, wouldn't mind seeing a rematch down the road but don't give someone an immediate rematch if they were finished.

He needs a fight or two first.

It was a great back and forth fight

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Masdival should not fight Nate again.He should fight Usman and winner fights Colby who can fight McGregor or Edwards

Nate is a larger draw than usman. Title holder or not. Masvidal is a prize fighter.

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Nice of Uncle Dana to step in and help his favourite nephew save face.

Now Nephew Conor can finally respond to Usman in a tough manner. It will be a ‘hold me back bro’ moment.

McGregor is ranked 14th and has 0 wins over legit 170 lbers.

It's good marketing from Usman's camp but the fight was never going to happen.

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Masdival should not fight Nate again.He should fight Usman and winner fights Colby who can fight McGregor or Edwards

No interest in Masvidal v. Nate. Masvidal won that fight fair and square with a cut he created in a fight he dominated.

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Why Colby? He was beaten pretty decisively, wouldn't mind seeing a rematch down the road but don't give someone an immediate rematch if they were finished.

He needs a fight or two first.

It was a great back and forth fight

It was a fun fight but Colby got beat clean, faking eye pokes when he got nailed in the jaw also hurts his argument for the rematch. Rather see some fresh fights; Usman vs George, Colby vs Woodley lots of bad blood there. Conor can keep his clown show on the side.