There's loads of fighter that would take a Conor fight on a week's notice, let alone 6 weeks notice.
Why does it take the UFC 3 months to make a Conor fight???
I know there are problems with Covid in some countries. Why can't they sort it out for Fight Island?
Just add him to one of the cards and tell someone they are now the co-main event or if that is unfair on 2 fighters. Just make Conor vs Whoever not the "official main event" or "co-main event". I'm sure Conor will understand as he is wanting a fight arranged slightly ahead of schedule. Or maybe he won't, maybe that's part of the problem? Time Scheduling shouldnt be a problem? Maybe it has to be a three rounder? who cares, those fights are often better anyway.
Apparently Chimaev can get a fight made sooner !?!?!
Weidman accepts his call out for January and he says "Why so long?"
It sounds very much like Dana is perhaps trying to puncish Conor some, I understand that, but this is cutting off his nose to spite his face. Also he or his oppponent may well get injured before January and the fight may be off. I know this is true for any fight the UFC may schedule but they've done other things to accomodate the major stars.
It feels like the fans are missing out here. He was in great shape LAST January against Cowboy and it seems a waste of time and talent to make him sit out that long. Maybe this indeed all a power play? The UFC want Conor to conform and fight who they select at a time of their choosing.
I wonder if thats part of the reason he wants to box: train and get in shape and sign a fight on short notice ala Floyd Mayweather Undercard doesnt matter too much compared to UFC.
Makes me wonder how many fights some of these guys sign to fight. And why some fighters can't fight some lesser fighters to get out their contract. Maybe thats why MVP fights so many baristas, builders and bartenders, perhaps he has a long contract and has a lot of bodies to get through.