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It’s been a whole seven months since we last saw Conor McGregor fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last October via submission.

It’s partially due to the fact that he was issued a six-month suspension for his part in the post-fight melee. Plus, he also suffered a hand injury that delayed his return.

And despite popular belief that “Notorious” is turning down fights against the likes of Justin Gaethje or others, UFC president Dana White confirms that is not the case.

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“Conor is in a position where he is sitting back right now and I think waiting to see how this thing plays out with these guys, but he should pop up soon,” said white to BT Sport.

“No, Conor has not turned down anything. Listen, Ali (Abdelaziz) can say whatever, but Conor does not turned down fights, period,” he added.

“Conor has been one of the most standup…when things get crazy and people pull out of fights, Conor stays in. McGregor isn’t afraid to fight anyone, so that is absolutely false.”

White went on to also confirm that “Notorious” will indeed return to action in 2019, though he wouldn’t given an exact date.

Just don’t expect it to be against Khabib Nurmagomedov, as the UFC Lightweight champion has already dismissed that option. Plus, “The Eagle” is expected to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 this September.

One option that could be available for Conor is a showdown against Tony Ferguson, who has been pining for a fight against the Irishman for some time now.

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