"I'm 29 years of age and I have climbed to the very, very, very top and with... not with relative ease..."
Dana White's plans to venture into the boxing realm are becoming more concrete.
Whatever adjectives you use to describe the outspoken and charismatic Irish-born MMA megastar you can also call him champion, father and self-made brand name.
If GSP were to vacate his title, Whittaker, the No. 1 contender, could be crowned the default new champion.
White has been the leading figure of mixed martial arts since buying the Ultimate Fighting Championship alongside majority shareholder Lorenzo Fertita for $2m in 2001. But one that I just enjoy.
The Irishman has been enjoying life since his money-spinning bout with Floyd Mayweather but now has his sights set on defending his lightweight title.
Horn's focus is on Gary Corcoran at the Brisbane Convention Centre on December 13 after a Pacquiao rematch was ruled off the table due to his senatorial commitments.
The judge, Miriam Walsh, adjourned the case in Blanchardstown District Court until 23 November.
"Beat all of the guys in the previous generation". I think the bloom is off the rose, as far as MMA is concerned.
The most logical opponent for Ireland's McGregor (21-3) is Costa Mesa's Tony Ferguson (25-3), who extended his winning streak to 10 Oct. 7 with a third-round submission of Kevin Lee that netted him the interim lightweight belt. "Feeling great today - Thanks everyone for making this the best night of my career!"
"It's harder than saying we're getting into boxing".
But speaking at a Q&A in California, White confirmed he would announce the headline fight for UFC 219 by the end of the week and fans should not rule out McGregor being the main attraction.
In some universal timeline it's likely Sunday Morning somewhere.