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While Conor McGregor hasn't set foot in the octagon since lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov beat him last October, recently he's been dropping hints about his return.
Just a few days ago, the Irish MMA star appeared to announce his UFC comeback, writing on Twitter mysteriously: "Dublin, December 14th."
Dublin, December 14th.
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 16, 2019
But we all know McGregor is known for talking tripe from time-to-time, so many of us haven't decided to book our flights over to the Irish capital just yet.
And for good reason, it seems, as Dana White - a decidedly more reputable source - has said it's no sure thing just yet.
White held an #AskDana Q&A session on Twitter, where he was questioned on when McGregor is going to fight next.
White responded: "I'm sure you saw his tweet. Conor wants to fight on December 14 in Dublin, but we have a fight in Vegas.
"So if he doesn't fight on that card, he will fight early next year."
So basically, if McGregor is up to something in Dublin this December, it's got nothing to do with White - but he's also open to collaborating on something in 2020.
And while it's unlikely that this mysterious December event will be the rematch between McGregor and Khabib that everyone wants, UFC President Dana White did admit earlier this month that another fight between Khabib and McGregor would 'make a lot of sense'.
Their last fight ended in chaos when a victorious Khabib left the ring and tried to get to one of McGregor's entourage, Dillon Danis. Several of Khabib's team also invaded the octagon to attack the Irishman.
Three men were arrested following the fight, but McGregor decided not to press charges.
According to The Daily Mail, White said: "Tony Ferguson gets the next shot, and obviously, if for whatever reason Tony can't take the fight or doesn't want to fight at that time, then we would figure out what's next. But yeah, Conor would make a lot of sense.
"Conor McGregor wants that fight really badly, and I'm sure the fans would want to see it. So we'll see how this whole thing plays out."
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