Conor McGregor has hinted towards his return to the UFC after nearly 18 months out of action.

McGregor hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since his UFC 205 victory over Eddie Alvarez in 2016, a fight which saw him become the first in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.

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The Irishman, however, has hinted that a return to the ring is imminent after he posted a video on his Instagram page sparring with a training partner.

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Before a much-anticipated return though, McGregor will have to face a court case scheduled for June 14th to explain his actions at the UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn last month.

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McGregor threw a dolley through the window of a bus carrying fellow fighters such as Khabib Nurmagomedov, the current lightweight champion.

The Irishman was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief and the UFC are expected to enforce a separate punishment after the court case.

UFC President Dana White, when asked about McGregor’s future with the company, said:

We’ll see. We’ll see what happens. He’s got to be punished by the law first. Let’s see what happens in New York.