Despite being retired, Conor McGregor has been frequently teasing his return to the combat sports industry. From UFC fighters to the elite boxers, McGregor has called out numerous athletes in his post-retirement life.
While his future prospects in the octagon remain clouded in mystery and intrigue, Dana White recently confirmed it as a possibility.
Dana White has clarified Conor McGregor’s retirement several times on public appearances. However, the UFC chief doesn’t rule out the chances of Conor’s resurgence into UFC, either.
‘The Notorious’ has been the biggest superstar of the promotion and garners massive PPV sales. Thus, it won’t be shocking if he collaborates with Dana White & team for unveiling another stellar event shortly.
The UFC President recently sat down with CNN to open up about a whole host of issues. Not to forget, UFC has appeared to be in a comfortable position for the past two years, with or without McGregor.
That said, the Irishman is still the biggest A-lister and White would welcome him back any day. Dana White wants the ‘Notorious’ McGregor to return at the right time.
However, the UFC headman doesn’t know when the right time would come.
“Conor McGregor is retired, (but) you never know. Listen, it makes a lot of sense for him to come back at the right time. I don’t know when the right time is yet,” said Dana White.
2020 has been a beneficial year for UFC in terms of events and PPV sales. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has interrupted the fans from attending those live events. It is believed that Conor McGregor’s retirement appeared for the same reason.
After defeating Donald Cerrone via first-round KO at UFC 246, the Irish gladiator vowed to remain active. However, after the wreckage of COVID-19 and post-UFC 250, Conor retired from the sport with a shocking tweet.
No wonder Dana also had a hard time setting up events amid the outbreak of a deadly bug. But the 51-year-old has still managed to pull off those live events successfully.
“I’m trying to get to January 1. That’s my goal this year, is to get to January 1 without anything blowing up anymore this year in 2020. I can’t wait for 2020 to be gone. This will go down as the worst year in history, ever,“ said Dana White.
The three-division UFC superstar can have plenty of big names following his return, and Tony Ferguson has already accepted to face the Irishman recently.
As ‘El Cucuy’ witnessed a crushing defeat at the hands of Justin Gaethje at UFC 249, he is ready to announce his return shortly.
Tony Ferguson newly asked Dana White to offer him a fight against either of Dustin Poirier or Conor McGregor. However, UFC officials are yet to respond to that offer.
Meanwhile, McGregor has also expressed his desire in exploring the boxing world. Although nothing is official yet, ‘The Notorious’ can quite possibly don the boxing gloves ahead of the MMA gloves.
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