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UFC president Dana White recently revealed that Conor McGregor would be the one to fill the void at UFC 249 should Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov bow out due to injury.

And now “Notorious” himself is responding to that statement.

“Likely something will happen there, so I’ll be ready to slide in for that belt,” McGregor said in a recent interview with The Mac Life.

Of course, those plans will go out the window if he doesn’t defeat Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For his part, McGregor isn’t underestimating “Cowboy” one bit.

“So I’ll just have a good solid camp at 170 with no weight cut, a good fight. I know Donald’s a good fighter. [He has] great records. Most knockdowns, most head kicks, most fights, most rounds,” he said.

“He’s got a lot of UFC records under his belt. So I’ll get a great camp, a great fight, and then it’ll take me into the year. I’m looking at this as a season. This was the beginning of the season.”

“Donald was the first one that I agreed to have a bout with, and here we are.”

Not everyone is happy with Conor getting next dibs at the 155-pound title, but when you are the biggest money-maker in the game, things tend to fall in your favor more often than not.

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