Dana told Okamoto that the Tony vs Gaethje winner will be getting the shot at the title vs Khabib in September.
He did mention Conor really wants that rematch with Khabib but the Tony/Gaethje winner gets the next shot in September.
Maybe instead of fighting three times this year like he said, maybe Conor will now just sit out until Khabib vs Tony/Gaethje happens so he can get a guaranteed title shot in Dec/Jan/Feb.
Conor could take a WW fight in July I'm sure if Dana told him he could still get the winter LW title fight even if things don't go his way at WW. It would be in Dana's interest to do that for Conor because he could make money with Conor this summer and still let Conor get what he wants... another LW title fight.
Anyway, Khabib vs Tony in April and Conor vs Gaethje in July with the two winners meeting this winner was the best situation.
What we have now, Tony vs Gaethje in April and then meeting Khabib for the title in September is not bad at all.
Props for Dana for not trying to make Khabib vs Conor in September, letting Conor skip ahead of Tony/Gaethje.