UFC superstar Conor McGregor has not fought under the UFC banner since 2016. “Notorious” was being slated for a possible octagon return this summer. However it would appear that the fighter’s return is now being pushed back to September.
McGregor is coming off of a loss in his professional boxing debut. With that in mind, “Notorious” is also riding the payday of his career. The UFC megastar earned an estimated $100 million for his big debut inside the squared circle.
As a result, it would appear that McGregor is in no rush to step back inside the octagon.
UFC President Dana White took a moment to speak to reporters after Sunday night’s, Jan. 14, UFC Fight Night 124. Speaking on McGregor’s potential return, White revealed that McGregor is now considering a return in September of 2018.
“If (McGregor) comes back in September, that’s almost two years (since his last MMA fight). That can’t happen. It’s not fair to everybody else.”
“Love Conor, respect Conor, love everything that he’s done for this company. Everybody knows that. I say it all the time. (But) the belt would have to move on. You do Khabib vs. Tony; we’re working on that fight now. If and when Conor comes back, he would get the first crack at the title.”