Dana White Says Conor McGregor Will Return To The UFC In 2020 To Fight Either Nate Diaz Or Jorge Masvidal
It’s been close to a year since the last time Conor McGregor stepped inside the Octagon and it’s safe to say things didn’t exactly go as planned, as he got his shit rocked by Khabib Nurmagomedov, who dispatched the fighter with ease before all hell broke loose following the final fight at UFC 229.
Since then, McGregor has spent a fair chunk of his time punching dudes at bars, including an altercation with a guy who taunted him for losing the fight against Khabib and another with an older man who turned down a shot of his objectively terrible whiskey.
Back in March, McGregor claimed his MMA career had come to a close but it didn’t take long for him to change his mind, and since then, there’s been plenty of speculation about when the Irishman will make his grand return and who he’ll fight next.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. literally laughed out loud when he was asked about a rematch in either the ring or the cage and Nurmagomedov has made it very clear he doesn’t think McGregor deserves one against him.
Last month, the fighter congratulated Nate Diaz on his win at UFC 241 and implied he was gearing up for another bout with him, and if Dana White is to be believed, we could be treated to that contest early next year.
The UFC president spoke with TMZ and said he expects McGregor to return shortly after 2020 rolls around and claims he could face off against either Diaz or Jorge Masvidal, who will be facing off against each other at UFC 244 in November.
Diaz and McGregor have already faced off twice (they traded wins in 2016) so you’d think that would be the most likely matchup—especially if Diaz comes away with a victory in New York City.
Here’s to hoping McGregor stops doing stupid shit that gets in the way of his return.