How to be the World’s Greatest Promoter 101: Don’t say things that will come back to bite you in the ass. TMZ poked and prodded Dana to get him to use the words “Conor McGregor will be stripped of his title”. However, Dana knows the game and didn’t budge. White smartly danced around the question of Conor being stripped of the lightweight title, but did say that Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson would be for the actual belt.
Therefore, when Tony or Khabib have the title, they can potentially market one of them vs Conor McGregor as a title unification bout. Never having to use the word ‘interim’ is a big deal these days. That is known as being a great promoter and using a situation to your advantage. We see you, Dana.
Our namesake, Mike Swick, just covered this very subject earlier this week and provides insight as to why he thinks McGregor hasn’t been stripped. Check that one out if you want a more in-depth look about it.