UFC president Dana White has ruled out any Conor McGregor bout taking place for the rest of the year.
McGregor had started the year with a 40 second TKO win over Donald Cerrone in the promotions first PPV event of 2020. The former two-weight champion would go on to proclaim that he would take at three fights in the year but by June, ‘The Notorious One’ claimed to be retired from the sport, the third time he has made such an announcement.
“This year, he is retired,” White said on BarStool Sports’ “My Mom’s Basement” podcast. “He doesn’t have a fight this year, and he won’t have a fight this year. Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020. … I guarantee he will not fight in 2020.”
“I’m not focused on anything with anybody who’s not fighting,” White continued. “Conor McGregor is retired. Do we all believe he’ll stay retired? I think most of us don’t believe he’ll remain retired.”