From Men's Health
Conor McGregor made a big deal of announcing his retirement from the world of MMA earlier this year, but fans remained hopeful that he would change his mind and then returning to the Octagon ̵
"I think McGregor is coming back at the beginning of next year," White told Rich Eisen during an interview on his show this week. "So, realistically, all these guys are looking at Khabib and Poirier."
McGregor has not fought since losing his UFC 229 was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, a defeat which precipitated a series of anger-related incidents that marred his public image. He then injured his hand during training and needed to undergo surgery, and the recovery process has prolonged his absence.
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