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Dana White gives advice to Conor McGregor after UFC star agrees super-fight with Anderson Silva at 176lbs

UFC president Dana White has shut down talk of Conor McGregor's potential scrap with MMA legend Anderson Silva.

On Thursday the Notorious sensationally accepted a 176lbs super fight against the Brazilian to test their "martial skills".

Silva wrote on Instagram: “I have a huge admiration for the great athlete that Conor is and I believe this superfight would be something historic for the sport, neither of us has anything else to prove.

“I believe UFC and (MMA) fans would like to watch this great martial spectacle, testing my martial skills against him would be fantastic.”

But when quizzed on whether White could make the fight happen, he left fans disappointed.

Instead the 50-year-old provided McGregor with the words of advice: "Sit back and relax."

Speaking to ESPN, White said: "It’s not a fight that I’m interested in right now. Listen, everybody’s in quarantine, right? They can’t go to the gym. They can’t go to restaurants.

“So they sit on these stupid things all day.

"Conor and I have not talked about fighting.

“If you’re Conor, sitting at home, everybody is calling you out, in every weight division.

"Who’s next? I’m waiting for [heavyweight] Daniel Cormier to call him out, you know? Conor, his personality, he’s going to respond to that.

“I’m not interested in anybody right now for Conor. I think what works for Conor right now is for him to sit back and relax."

White insists that his full focus is on UFC 250 on June 6 behind closed doors in Las Vegas.

The women’s featherweight title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer is headlining the show.

Only after that will White then entertain any realistic fight offers for McGregor.

He added: "I gotta pull off June 6 and our schedule is back on.

"We’re back on track with our schedule, and we’ll get fights cranking. We’ll get fights rolling, man. Some things will start playing out and then Conor can make a decision on what he wants to do next.”

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