Mark my words, the UFC will put McGregor back in the Octagon as soon as possible, and the obvious matchup is a title fight against the lightweight champ. McGregor hasn't fought for UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by UFC President Dana White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended.
Conor McGregor is here for UFC 223 fight week and is making his presence felt.
"The interim belt that he had, those two [Nurmagomedov and Ferguson] were supposed to fight - doesn't happen". Conor is losing the the belt.
McGregor eventually found his way to a back part of the arena and a van that was hauling fighters away when a window was shattered on the vehicle, injuring Michael Chiesa and almost hitting strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, according to multiple reports. They defend their belt (s).
UFC 223 takes place this Saturday, April 7 at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York. Once McGregor was no longer the featherweight champion, he began taking routine shots at both Jose Aldo and eventually Max Holloway, who held the title after he left the division. McGregor last fought in a boxing loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, 2017. Do you think that there are going to be serious repercussions for his actions after what he just did?
The problem is that Conor McGregor is the UFC lightweight champion, and the Washington Post reported that Dana White will strip him of the title at UFC 223 and award it to the victor of the Nurmagomedov-Ferguson fight.
He said: "You'll strip me of nothing you's do nothing c****".
"They call and they say he can not make weight, something like this, I'm not sure 100 percent".
Speaking to SportsCentre, White said: "I did see [the video]".
White later reiterated that stance on Fox Sports' "UFC Tonight", saying: "Conor does want to fight".