Conor McGregor Might Not Return To UFC In Summer

Conor McGregor’s manager doesn’t think the Irish star will be in the octagon this summer.

McGregor’s manager, Tim Simpson, told “The MMA Hour” that the former double champion choosing to return at all after his nerve-wracking leg injury in July is impressive. But Simpson said McGregor might have to wait a little longer.

“He doesn’t need to come back, the fact he is who he is and what he has achieved financially and athletically. After that injury it was like ‘now might be the time’ but he wants to fight again which to me is baffling and says a lot about him,” Simpson said.

“I don’t think it will be in the summer but it will definitely be some stage this year. Maybe we see when the lightweight title fight happens and go then.”

UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira is likely to defend his title against top contender Justin Gaethje in May, so McGregor may wait on the sidelines until that happens.

Oliveira recently defeated former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in December. Poirier is the one who left McGregor with a broken leg injury in their third meeting on July 10, 2021.

Despite being on a losing skid, McGregor is still one of the biggest stars of the UFC. He is likely to be the top paid fighter in the UFC.

McGregor was a double champion, previously holding the lightweight and featherweight titles simultaneously.

In the meantime, McGregor is vacationing in the Bahamas with his family.

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