UFC chief Dana White has confirmed in an interview with CNN that Irish star Conor McGregor will fight again.

The 30-year-old shocked the MMA world by announcing his retirement last month, however, McGregor has since teased an immediate return on social media to take on Russian rival Khabib Nurmagomedov for a second time.

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McGregor, who is now eligible to return to the Octagon following his six-month suspension, was also linked with a bout against Donald Cerrone before announcing his shock retirement.

And when asked about McGregor’s retirement and if the former two-weight world champion will return to the Octagon, chief White said:

Conor McGregor will fight again.

Me and Conor communicate every day. We’ve been talking all this week. Things are good with Conor and I and we’ll get something figured out soon.

Conor likes to be in a position where he holds the cards and he does what he wants to do. And, you know, he and I figure out how to work together and how to make it all happen.

If White is correct and McGregor does make a return to the Octagon, the Irishman will have to wait until at least July if he is to seek revenge on Russian Nurmagomedov.

Before McGregor’s retirement, White hoped to see ‘The Notorious’ return in September, so that could be the month for the Irishman’s highly anticipated return.

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