Dana White hopes Conor McGregor returns to UFC in Summer 2018

Dana White hopes Conor McGregor returns to UFC in Summer 2018

Dana White hopes Conor McGregor returns to UFC in Summer 2018

Citing the windfall that the Dubliner received for his TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather, White is banking on McGregor getting bored of the fruits of his labour and itching to return to action.

Aside from the controversy surrounding Mayweather in the UFC, Dana White is also interested in getting into the boxing game in 2018 and promoting boxing events.

"Let's get through the holidays and hopefully he starts to get the itch to come back and hopefully we can get him back this summer", White said, when asked about McGregor's status during an appearance on ESPN's SportsCenter on Thursday.

Zahabi, known for his philosophical approach in mixed martial arts, is all praises for McGregor's physical ability and fighter's mentality.

It was hoped that McGregor would return to the Octagon in the main event of UFC 219 to defend his title and see 2017 out in style but discussions on that were given the kibosh after his ill-advised antics at a Bellator event in Dublin.

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Dana White hopes Conor McGregor returns to UFC in Summer 2018

Despite becoming the lone UFC fighter to hold world titles in two weight divisions simultaneously, McGregor has never once defended either one.

"For people to suggest that, you're just a Conor hater", White told ESPN. When he won the 155-pound belt, he dropped the 145-pound belt, which we made him do. "Because if you look at how everything played out, Conor has fought everybody".

McGregor became the undisputed 145-pound champion with a stunning knockout of Jose Aldo in December of 2015 but never defended the title. Dos Anjos pulled out due to injury, setting in motion a pair of fights for McGregor at welterweight against Nate Diaz.

In vacating his middleweight belt, GSP violated a clause in his contract that mandated he defend his title, should he win.

The Dagestani Sambo expert may have to sit out until Ferguson and McGregor finally meet, though an actual second interim bout between Khabib and Tony has been mooted elsewhere. "I don't see that being a problem", White said. "They're both waiting, if Georges wants to come back".

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