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Dana White: Conor McGregor likely to get next UFC featherweight title shot

I guess we now know why the "Notorious" one is scheduled to make the trip to Brazil to see Jose Aldo defend his title against Chad Mendes.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor may have just cut in front of the featherweight title line.

That's according to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, who recently told The Download that "Notorious" would most likely get next crack at the division champion following his first-round knockout victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 (see it).

His words:

"Here's the thing, if you go down the list, every one of those guys has fought Jose Aldo already, Conor hasn't. So who do you line up next for the champ? Everybody else has fought him."

Getting paid and receiving title shots? It has truly been a good week for McGregor.

The news, however, likely won't sit too well with other top contenders. Namely Cub Swanson, who believes he is next in line for a title shot.

Though Cub -- who was smoked by "Junior" back in 2009 -- already has a fight lined up against Frankie Edgar on Nov. 22, 2014, that would still give him plenty of time to heal up for a title fight should he best "The Answer."

That's because Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes are scheduled to take part in a championship rematch on Oct. 25, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (details). One month apart from Swanson's bout against Edgar.

But considering McGregor (and his Lucky Charms) is scheduled to be in attendance for the UFC 179 title fight, is a pay-per-view (PPV) needle mover, and Dana's above comments, it's pretty much a forgone conclusion that the fiery Irishman will get next dibs at challenging the division champion once the dust settles in Brazil.

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