UFC lightweights 'concerned' Conor McGregor will jump line and get lightweight title shot | The Sun

TOP-RANKED UFC lightweights are 'genuinely concerned' Conor McGregor could skip the queue and fight for the title in his comeback fight.

The belt has been vacant since Charles Oliveira was stripped in May for failing to make weight.


The Brazilian was due to fight Justin Gaethje at UFC 274.

The belt is now vacant and UFC supremo Dana White has refused to rule out the possibility of McGregor fighting for the lightweight strap for a third time when he returns later this year.

And the No 6-ranked Beneil Dariush has a sneaking suspicion The Notorious may could soon face Oliveira.

He told The Schmo earlier this year: “Honestly, I still think it might happen.

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“We were actually genuinely concerned. We were like, this is going to be a joke. We’re going to get pushed back to 2023.

"So, I hope it doesn’t happen. I mean, if Charles wins or Justin wins, [and] they’re like, ‘I deserve a money fight,’ they might try to pull off that crap again.

"We’ll see. I hope not.”

McGregor, 34, is currently recovering from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.

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And the Irishman claimed he'd walk straight into a title fight while he was still on crutches.

Last August, he said: “The leg tho will be more than equipped to kick.

"I am billi walking straight to a title shot on my return and it sickens the bums of this business.

"Which is the real reason these constant disrespectful comments come by way. God bless them.”

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