The wait for Conor McGregor’s return to UFC could soon be over, as company president Dana White recently revealed that “Notorious” could return to action as soon as this summer.
“He and I are getting together very soon, within the next week, and we’re going to figure out what’s next for him. I see him fighting this summer.”
Conor hasn’t competed since losing via submission to current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last October. “Notorious” was suspended for six months and fined $50,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his part in the post-fight brawl with Khabib’s team.
As for who could welcome McGregor back to the MMA cage, Donald Cerrone seems to be the more likely option. And if you ask White, he says the 155-pund showdown makes sense.
“The Cerrone fight makes sense,” White said. “There’s a couple different options out there for him. He was talking about the Cerrone fight at one point. I don’t really know but that fight makes sense.”
“Cowboy” called out McGregor after he defeated Al Iaquinta just last week at UFC ‘Ottawa,’ earning him his third straight victory. The two were close to signing on the dotted line to fight one another earlier this year but it ultimately fell through.
A fight between the two strikers would be a treat for fight fans, as they are two of the most exciting combatants in the fight game today. If “Cowboy” doesn’t get the fight, the 155-pound division is filled with tons of sharks ready to welcome Conor back into the ocean.
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