'Fun stuff'? Dana White teases Conor McGregor return

Perhaps Conor McGregor isn’t retired from MMA finally.

In June, McGregor introduced on Twitter that he’d “made up our minds to retire from preventing” after no longer receiving an enchanting battle be offering from the UFC. Since then, he’s reiterated being completed, however that might quickly exchange.

On Thursday, UFC president Dana White stated he’s been involved with McGregor a few attainable go back, despite the fact that White declined to specify in what capability.

“We’re in truth running on some a laugh stuff for Conor at the start of subsequent yr. He must be again subsequent yr,” White stated on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” “I’m no longer announcing he’s coming again to battle assured, however we’re speaking about some stuff.”

Later Thursday night time, White once more used to be requested about McGregor and persisted to talk in obscure phrases.

“I got here up with an concept a pair days in the past, and I reached out to him to look what he concept, and he used to be ,” White instructed TSN. “So, we’re kicking some stuff round. It’s no longer carried out. When it’s carried out, I would like to percentage the theory with you when it’s in a position to roll. It’s simply an concept at this time. Yeah, overdue 2020 or early 2021.”

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White in recent weeks said he considered McGregor to be retired. What this means is anyone’s guess, but a McGregor return would figure to be a boost to the UFC, which has struggled to make compelling fight cards during the COVID-19 era, resulting in a ratings decline.

Despite McGregor insisting he’s retired, the former UFC two-division champion recently shared that he’d been tested by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, meaning he’s left the door open to come back to the octagon.

McGregor’s return, however, could be hindered by legal troubles. Last week he was arrested and questioned in Corsica for an alleged “attempted sexual assault,” which McGregor and his management vehemently denied.

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