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Dana White: Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo official if 'Notorious' beats Dennis Siver in Boston

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

But the question remains: Ireland ... or Brazil?

While we shouldn't put the cart before the German horse, not may fans (or pundits, for that matter) are giving featherweight veteran Dennis Siver much of a chance when he collides with rising sensation Conor McGregor in the UFC Fight Night 59 main event, which takes place on Jan. 18, 2015 inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

See that entire fight card here.

The same could be said for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, who already confirmed "Notorious" as the next fighter to challenge reigning division kingpin Jose Aldo for the 145-pound strap -- assuming McGregor wins big in "Beantown."

From MMA Fighting:

"This fight in Boston, if he wins this fight, he's going to fight for the title," White told reporters Thursday at the MGM Grand.

It has been speculated, given the heated nature of the war of words between Aldo, who has been featherweight champion since winning what was then the WEC belt in 2009, that a McGregor-Aldo fight could headline an outdoor show in either McGregor's homeland of Ireland or Aldo's home country of Brazil.

So much for giving the fans what they want.

McGregor (16-2) clearly established himself as a top featherweight contender with a first-round technical knockout victory over Dustin Poirier at the UFC 178: "Johnson vs. Cariaso" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last September. It also helped that fellow title chaser, Frankie Edgar, eliminated Cub Swanson from the equation.

There's just one more hurdle to clear, however, before we officially shut down.

Anyone taking Siver in the (monumental) upset?

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