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Conor McGregor itching for return to UFC

Conor McGregor itching for return to UFC

Check out what Dana said about stripping McGregor of his title and where a potential Floyd Mayweather Jr. deal to fight in the UFC is at.

White, who also told TMZ Sports on Thursday that he and Floyd Mayweather were now in "active negotiations", shared that McGregor is compliant with the likeliness that he loses his belt unless presumably agreeing to face the victor.

"The only way a rematch makes sense in that fight is in the UFC", White says.

"Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in".

There has, of course, been speculation that McGregor could fight Floyd Mayweather in the UFC after the two faced off in a mega boxing match last August, which Mayweather won by 10th-round TKO.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday afternoon, the mercurial UFC superstar even said that he was willing to fight featherweight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on short notice only for the UFC to put the kibosh on things.

"It's not for interim title", White told TMZ Sports.

No opponent has been lined up for the Irishman in either the UFC or boxing. He should have fought Frankie [Edgar] two years ago. One of the most obvious options seemed to be Russia's biggest UFC star, the undefeated Nurmagomedov, who is fighting for the lightweight championship belt against Ferguson at the beginning of April on the UFC 223 card in Brooklyn, New York.

When pushed over whether that actually meant McGregor would be stripped, White replied: "Right".

"Just the situation that came about last week where [Rafael dos Anjos] got hurt, I missed that opportunity because I'm banged up myself". The much awaited Tony Fergusons versus Khabib Nurmagomedov has been signed and White has confirmed it will be for the belt, meaning McGregor will lose his title before then.

This does signal to me that McGregor is very close to returning, and that should make fighting fans everywhere pumped.

Dana White added: "Conor understands".

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