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Conor McGregor made a big deal out of it Earlier this year he gave his back It is known from the MMA world, but the fans still hoped that he would change his mind. After all, the Irish fighter has a habit of retiring and then returning to the Octagon – and that's what he could do next year, according to Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
"I think McGregor will come back early next year," White told Rich Iron during an interview on his show this week. "So, realistically, all these guys are watching September to see what happens to Khabib and Poirier, and there's probably going to be a lot of movement after this fight."
McGregor has not fought since his defeat His UFC 229 fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, a defeat that triggered a series of incidents related to anger that clouded his public image. He injured his hand during training and had to undergo surgery. The recovery process has prolonged his absence. McGregor continued to clamor about his willingness to return to UFC, provided he receives ownership – and even urges stakeholder Mark Wahlberg to a fight on coach John Kavanagh said recently that he was following his latest Problems have a new perspective. "I think what came back is the love of the sport," Kavanagh said. "He loves to do it, he loves to exercise, he loves to compete … So that's what he came up with since the beginning of the year, that's what I wanted to see … you would not want to that he's doing something just to do it and maybe get hurt or whatever because he's not fully there, but now he definitely is. "