Dana White Confirms Conor McGregor Will Return This Year
Conor McGregor hasn’t been in action since suffering a leg injury in July in his loss to Dustin Poirier.
UFC President Dana White gave an update on the Irish star, saying that his recovery process is going well. He thinks he’ll be back soon.
“I think so, yeah,” White said.
“He’s doing it all right with his leg.” I’m hoping he can come back this summer.”
McGregor remains the No. 9 spot in the lightweight divisional ranking, but he is the top PPV fighter, so fans will tune in when he returns. At least, that’s what Beneil Dariush believes.
“Honestly, I still think it might happen,” Dariush told “The Schmo” on McGregor potentially returning for a title fight.
Though McGregor has been on the sidelines recovering, that hasn’t stopped him from talking on social media nor has it stopped fighters from calling him out.
Weeks after Charles Oliveira successfully defended his title for the first time against Poirier, he admitted he wants to take on McGregor next.
“Conor challenged me asking a date, and tweeted Ireland vs. Brazil 2. Not only him, but also myself and all the world wants to see that fight. So let’s make it happen. I’m waiting for him in May,” Oliveira previously said.
“It may be in welterweight, lightweight, or middleweight, with my title on the line or not. Just choose and I’ll be ready.