UFC president Dana White says Conor McGregor will return to UFC in 2021.
The Irishman retired from MMA earlier this yr for the third time general, however many followers at all times anticipated he would return finally.
McGregor initially had an issue with not having the ability to face Justin Gaethje for the best to tackle Khabib Nurmagomedov once more.
White stated Gaethje had earned that likelihood by beating Tony Ferguson and The Infamous must wait.
When talking to ESPN on Thursday, White stated revealed promising talks with the McGregor camp had taken place and he expects a 2021 return.
“We’re really engaged on some enjoyable stuff for Conor initially of subsequent yr,” White revealed when talking to ESPN on Thursday. “He must be again subsequent yr.
“I’m not saying he’s coming again to battle assured, however we’re speaking proper now about some stuff.”
Will he get the winner of Nurmagomedov and Gaethje? Maybe the Nate Diaz trilogy? Or possibly one thing fully totally different awaits for the game’s greatest field workplace sensation of all-time.
McGregor has discovered himself in authorized bother as soon as once more these days and despatched out a worrying tweet within the wake of his arrest.
Getting again to his ardour will undoubtedly assist focus the 32-year-old and the UFC will at all times welcome again their greatest financial asset inside cause.
Jorge Masvidal has ascended to the quantity two draw within the firm throughout McGregor’s absence this yr and he seems set to face former McGregor foe, Diaz, in a rematch for the BMF belt.
Former double champion McGregor was final within the octagon in January when he dismantled UFC legend Donald Cerrone in simply 40 seconds.
He was set for a busy 2020, however the coronavirus pandemic made that unattainable. Now, it seems as if he has his sights set on returning to UFC and that’s good, if not anticipated information for everybody.