Conor McGregor has been absent from the action in the Octagon since his controversial defeat at UFC 229 to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Since that time “The Notorious” UFC career has been on a Roller Coaster ride.
With several brushes with the law after attacking a fan and destroying his phone, rape allegations surfacing again recently and being involved in a bar fight in Ireland again with a fan.
At the UFC seasonal press conference Dana White the president said he will be meeting with Conor McGregor in a few weeks. The did not specify what would be the purpose of the meeting.
Dana White “Conor McGregor Will Fight Again”
Q: You feel he really retired?
White: Conor likes to be in a position where he holds the cards and he does what he wants to do and he and I figured out how to work together and how to make it all happen.
Q: Did he discuss it [retirement] with you?
White: His retirement? No!
Q: So you are saying you are not buying it, he’s not retired in your book?
White: No, Conor McGregor Will Fight againPart Transcript Of Interview
What is noteworthy is that Conor McGregor had announced his retirement from UFC then just as sudden as his retirement he issued a cryptic tweet announcing his return or what many interpreted to be his
As the controversy surrounding McGregor continues it was alleged that he wanted shares in UFC to which White stated that t
However, that may change as it was announced recently that the UFC owners have decided to make the company a public traded company on wall street, then any investor could basically buy shares.
Dana White has stated he does not like the idea and that the move could see him being removed as president. Interestingly “The Notorious” recently completed a six-month suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission because of a brawl at UFC 229.
McGregor was slated to fight Donald Cerrone but he refused on the grounds that he will only fight main card events at UFC.
If Conor McGregor decides to return to the Octagon he will have an opportunity at another victory since his last win at UFC 205 against Eddie Alvarez. It seems White and McGregor has been in negotiation behind the scenes for quite some time but what is the reason is yet to be announced.
At the press conference, White suggests that an announcement could be made in two weeks after his meeting with McGregor. Many fans are hoping for Conor McGregor return to face Khabib Nurmagomedov again or will McGregor be returning as some UFC official?
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