The whole MMA world is eagerly waiting for the return of former UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Though we are yet to get an exact date on which McGregor would return, Dana White gave an update on McGregor’s status last day.
While talking to the press after UFC Liverpool, Dana mentioned that McGregor’s future will be dependent on the trial which is set to take place in June. For the uninitiated, McGregor, along with his teammate and Brave Combat Federation fighter, Cian Cowley will be facing trial on June 14 for the attack on UFC Fighter bus prior to UFC 223 in Brooklyn.
Dana also noted that he will be meeting with McGregor in Vegas.
“Conor and I are going to meet in Vegas. He and I haven’t seen each since New York. So we haven’t seen each other, we haven’t talked, nothing, so we need to get together soon,” Dana White said. (via MMA Fighting)
The importance of June
The UFC president then went on to reiterate the importance of McGregor’s upcoming trial in June.
“[What happens next with him] depends on what goes on with him in New York in June. We can’t determine anything about what’s next for him until June is cleared up,” White added.
McGregor’s last fight in the UFC came against Eddie Alvarez a couple of years back and he had become a two-division champion by winning the fight. After this, McGregor was involved in a super-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr as well.
When quizzed about a potential fight between McGregor and current Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dana White noted that it’s the fight that everyone including McGregor wants.
“I’m pretty confident that that is the fight that Conor wants, and I’m pretty confident that that is the fight that Khabib wants. So, yeah, I could see that happening,” White said.
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