Its been nearly two years since we've seen Conor McGregor fight inside the UFC's Octagon, but that layoff may soon come to an end this weekend.
The UFC is heading to Liverpool this Saturday for a big fight card that is headlined by a middleweight fight between Stephen Thompson and Darren Till.
It turns out that Conor McGregor is going to be in town for the festivities.
McGregor hasn't fought since November of 2016 when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title in New York.
The Irishman then took some time off to enjoy the birth of his first child. During his time away, an interim 155-pound champion was crown in Tony Ferguson.
McGregor kept busy by taking an exhibition boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Unfortunately for the Irishman he wasn't able to get the job done but still took home a ton of cash.
It was expected that McGregor would return sometime this summer, however, he recently got himself into some hot water when he attacked a UFC fighter bus at UFC 223.
McGregor was attempting to retaliate against Khabib Nurmagomedov who had threatened his teammate, Artem Lobov, at their hotel earlier in the week.
He was subsequently arrested for his actions and is now awaiting legal punishment. In the meantime, it seems that McGregor's UFC return is already in the works.
In a recent interview with ESPN, UFC President Dana White revealed that he and McGregor will meet in Liverpool this weekend to discuss his future.
White noted he's not involved in McGregor's legal proceedings at the moment, and that the Irishman has to figure those issues out on his own (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“We’re going to sit down and talk about his future and what’s next,” White said.
“I have nothing to do with the legal issues, he’ll need to figure that out on his own."
“Obviously, he has to deal with [his legal situation] in June,” White said. “I’m flying to Liverpool this weekend for a fight there, and he and I are going to meet in Liverpool.”
As for who McGregor will fight next, Nurmagomedov is obviously at the top of the list. The Eagle is the new lightweight champion and they have major issues with one another that need to be settled.
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