Dana White Talks McGregor’s Return To Action
As the months fly by, we are approaching a year since Conor McGregor last fought in the Octagon. According to Dana White, his return is dependent on a few upcoming fights.
McGregor has not competed since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov, last October. Initially, he was serving a suspension for the infamous UFC 229 post-fight brawl. However, that suspension is long since expired, and we have yet to see him schedule a fight. This happens, despite the fact that numerous people have been calling for fights with him.
Nevertheless, Dana White recently opened up on what McGregor could be waiting for. In the media scrum for this week’s Contender Series, White was asked about McGregor’s return. He said that McGregor is waiting on things to develop.
“I don’t know. That, I don’t know. See how Saturday goes, see how September goes, and then see what happens with Conor.”
White of course, is referring to the UFC 241 co-main event bout between Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis taking place this weekend. Additionally, White is talking about the UFC 242 main event, a lightweight title unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier. Both of these fights could potential provide opponents for McGregor.
McGregor and Diaz have had a legendary pair of fights, with a third bout looming. Subsequently, if things pan out well, McGregor could face him upon his return. On the other hand, McGregor is never far from a title shot, especially with the massive rivalry with Khabib, that spilled over at UFC 229. He also holds a win over Poirier, so that could also be an option.
Which option for McGregor do you think is best? Which bout would Dana White like to make the most?