Possibly 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 now not receiving an enchanting combat be offering from the UFC. Since then, he’s reiterated being completed, however that would quickly exchange.
On Thursday, UFC president Dana White mentioned he’s been involved with McGregor a few possible go back, even though White declined to specify in what capability.
“We’re in fact operating on some a laugh stuff for Conor firstly of subsequent 12 months. He will have to be again subsequent 12 months,” White mentioned on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” “I’m now not announcing he’s coming again to combat assured, however we’re speaking about some stuff.”
Later Thursday night time, White once more was once requested about McGregor and persevered to talk in imprecise phrases.
“I got here up with an concept a pair days in the past, and I reached out to him to peer what he idea, and he was once ,” White informed TSN. “So, we’re kicking some stuff round. It’s now not carried out. When it’s carried out, I would really like to percentage the speculation with you when it’s in a position to roll. It’s simply an concept at the moment. Yeah, past due 2020 or early 2021.”
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White in contemporary weeks mentioned he regarded as McGregor to be retired. What this implies is someone’s bet, however a McGregor go back would determine to be a spice up to the UFC, which has struggled to make compelling combat playing cards all the way through the COVID-19 generation, leading to a rankings decline.
In spite of McGregor insisting he’s retired, the previous UFC two-division champion not too long ago shared that he’d been examined by way of the U.S. Anti-Doping Company, which means he’s left the door open to return again to the octagon.
McGregor’s go back, then again, may well be hindered by way of criminal troubles. Ultimate week he was once arrested and puzzled in Corsica for an alleged “tried sexual attack,” which McGregor and his control vehemently denied.