UFC President Dana White says he will be meeting with embattled superstar Conor McGregor this weekend while the UFC hosts its event in Liverpool.
White and “The Notorious” had a massive falling out recently when McGregor and his pals flew from Ireland to New York City to assault the bus Khabib Nurmadomedov was on just days before UFC 223. The bus attack left several fighters injured and unable to compete at UFC 223, which infuriated the mercurial UFC President.
White told ESPN on Wednesday that he will sit down face-to-face with his biggest superstar in an effort to hash things out and determine what’s next for the Irishman:
“We’re going to sit down and talk about his future and what’s next.”
“I have nothing to do with the legal issues, he’ll need to figure that out on his own.”
“Obviously, he has to deal with [his legal situation] in June. I’m flying to Liverpool this weekend for a fight there, and he and I are going to meet in Liverpool.”
The legal troubles White’s referring to revolve around the Brooklyn bus attack, where a warrant was issued for McGregor’s arrest. “The Notorious” turned himself in and was brought before a judge, and will have to return to Brooklyn for court again in June as the case is adjudicated.
McGregor hasn’t stepped foot into the Octagon since winning the UFC lightweight title back at UFC 205 in 2016. Since then, he made his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. over the summer in a losing effort that still banked him a ton of money. UFC fans have been clamoring for McGregor’s return to MMA, but nothing has been resolved or set in stone as of yet.
White will be in Liverpool for this weekend’s fight night, which will be headlined by Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Darren Till.
Hopefully, Dana and Conor can clear things up and find a way to get “The Notorious” back in the cage sooner than later.