UFC president Dana White has admitted that he has started to talk to Conor McGregor over a potential return to the Octagon after the “Notorious” received a six-month suspension, MMA News report.
The 30-year-old was banned for six months and handed a $50,000 fine for his part in the mass brawl following his clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October.
Russian Nurmagomedov was given a nine-month suspension and fined $500,000 after he leapt the Octagon and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis after earning a fourth-round submission over the Irishman.
The bans have left plenty of speculation as to what McGregor will do next, however, UFC boss White, talking during the UFC 235 press conference, revealed that officials have spoken to the Irishman after he received his ban and are ‘trying to figure out’ McGregor’s in-ring return.
We’ve started to talk to McGregor. He’s got less of a suspension. No, he wouldn’t fight in April. I don’t know, that’s what we’re trying to figure out.
Despite White admitting last month that a rematch between McGregor and Nurmagomedov ‘should’ happen this year, the highly anticipated rematch now looks unlikely following the Russian’s longer ban.