Conor McGregor UFC Return? A Potential Summer Showdown

Conor McGregor UFC Return? A Potential Summer Showdown



March 21st, 2024

Conor McGregor and his highly anticipated UFC return continues to be a hot topic, with the Irishman actively campaigning for his comeback. Rumors swirl that unresolved contract negotiations might be delaying his re-entry into the Octagon.

Unpacking Conor McGregor's Potential Return To UFC

McGregor, a proven pay-per-view draw, reportedly receives a significant share (20-25%) of the total fighter purse for his bouts. However, his ambition extends beyond fight purses. He's expressed a desire for ownership in the UFC, believing his star power warrants a seat at the table as a co-owner.

While Conor McGregor pushes for a return, UFC President Dana White deflects questions and avoids confirming the rumored June 29th fight against Michael Chandler during International Fight Week. Despite the lack of official confirmation, McGregor recently spoke to ESPN, claiming to have received the green light from White. He stated:

"We got confirmation a few days ago that it's all systems go. The Mac, The Notorious, will be returning to the UFC Octagon this summer."

Will McGregor and White See Eye-to-Eye?

While promoting his new movie "Road House," Conor McGregor could capitalize on the media spotlight to generate momentum for a UFC return, potentially influencing White's confirmation. McGregor's recent appearance on Ariel Helwani's "The MMA Hour" offered glimpses into his current stance. While he discussed various aspects of his life, it was evident that he seeks to avoid contradicting White. The key now lies with UFC President's official confirmation.

This saga highlights the complex relationship between fighters and the UFC. While McGregor's star power undeniably boosts the organization's revenue, his demands for ownership challenge the established power structure.

Fans eagerly await official confirmation of McGregor's return. With the Irishman actively campaigning and a potential opponent lined up, all eyes are on Dana White to see if McGregor will indeed grace the Octagon this summer.

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