China’s Li Jingliang celebrates his win over Bobby Nash in the welterweight division at UFC Fight Night in 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Getty Images China’s Li Jingliang celebrates his win over Bobby Nash in the welterweight division at UFC Fight Night in 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Getty Images
China’s Li Jingliang celebrates his win over Bobby Nash in the welterweight division at UFC Fight Night in 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Getty Images
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Jonathan White

UFC and China: make Conor McGregor v Li ‘The Leech’ Jingliang happen to break market

  • Chinese women such as strawweight champion Zhang Weili are at elite level, but men are not holding up their end of the bargain
  • Irishman has shown his willingness to promote a gimmick for money so why not take on China’s best fighter?

China’s Li Jingliang celebrates his win over Bobby Nash in the welterweight division at UFC Fight Night in 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Getty Images China’s Li Jingliang celebrates his win over Bobby Nash in the welterweight division at UFC Fight Night in 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Getty Images
China’s Li Jingliang celebrates his win over Bobby Nash in the welterweight division at UFC Fight Night in 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Getty Images
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.