Conor McGregor has jumped in and out of retirement in the past month, and as a result, many have wondered if he will ever fight in the Octagon again.
McGregor himself has stated that he wants to fight again, but we already know negotiations with Dana White recently have been difficult and was likely the reason why the former two-weight class UFC champion retired in the first place.
It had been reported that before his retirement last month, Notorious was only going to fight for UFC again if he was given shares in the company, something which White wasn't willing to give.
While it's unclear if either man has budged on their position, the UFC president has stated in a recent interview with CNN that McGregor will fight again, adding that he was due to sit down with the Irishman for face-to-face talks to discuss the future in a matter of days.
"Conor McGregor will fight again. Me and Conor communicate every day. We've been talking all this week. Things are good with Conor and I and we'll get something figured out soon.
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"Conor likes to be in a position where he holds the cards and he does what he wants to do. And, you know, he and I figure out how to work together and how to make it all happen."
White certainly isn't wrong in his statement about McGregor, as we've seen him jump in and out of retirement over the past month, and this isn't the first time which he has teased retirement in his career as well.
However, it's important to remember that Notorious is dealing with serious issues outside the Octagon which could delay his return to MMA. It's unclear as to when he will step into the Octagon for his next UFC fight.
His possible next opponent is up in the air as well, as there are several fighters that could be in contention for a clash with the former two-weight class champion.
Unsurprisingly, the man himself wants a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov following their first clash back in November last year at UFC 229.
Back then, McGregor was forced to tap out in the fourth round by Khabib in a fight that has since gone down as the highest-grossing fight in UFC history. However, the post-fight brawl between the two fighters and their respective camps has attracted more attention than the fight itself.
Other possible fighters that could be McGregor's next opponent include Donald Cerrone, Max Holloway, and longtime rival Nate Diaz.News Now - Sport News