Olympic Champion Kyle Snyder Ready to Help McGregor Prepare for Khabib

Conor McGregor promises he’s going to fight again and if his return is against Khabib Nurmagomedov, he may have just landed the best possible training partner to help him get ready. Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Champion Kyle Snyder ex…

Conor McGregor promises he’s going to fight again and if his return is against Khabib Nurmagomedov, he may have just landed the best possible training partner to help him get ready. Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Champion Kyle Snyder extended an offer to McGregor via Twitter to help him prepare for a potential showdown […]

Conor McGregor Confirms He’s Returning To MMA

Conor McGregor says he will return to MMA. With the lightweight champion in negotiations to fight twice in 2018 while Dana White insisted McGregor ‘understood why he was being stripped’ of the 155-pound title, ‘The Notorious’ took to his own personal Instagram account to confirm he will be back, period, because he’s the best. His return […]

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Conor McGregor says he will return to MMA.

With the lightweight champion in negotiations to fight twice in 2018 while Dana White insisted McGregor ‘understood why he was being stripped’ of the 155-pound title, ‘The Notorious’ took to his own personal Instagram account to confirm he will be back, period, because he’s the best.

His return was apparently closer than we all thought too, as he offered to fill in for Max Holloway at March 3’s UFC 222, but the UFC couldn’t raise the funds to pay him his now-astronomical asking price:

“I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this.

I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn’t enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need.

I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game. Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in.

On top of the fighting.
I am here.
It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here.

Yours sincerely,
The Champ Champ™

So it appears to be a matter of cold, hard cash – as always – and the word is the UFC and McGregor are getting closer and closer on agreeing to terms for his return.

He may or may not be stripped of his title, but the consensus has him facing the winner of UFC 223’s Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov title fight.

That is, unless Floyd Mayweather actually makes his way to the UFC.

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Conor McGregor Reportedly In Negotiations For Two Fights In 2018

Dana White insisted Conor McGregor ‘understands the decision to strip him’ of his lightweight title, but some further news has surfaced suggesting that may be a moot point. According to Dave Meltzer of F4Wonline.com (via Bloody Elbow), McGregor is in negotiations to return for not only one UFC fight in 2018 but two: “The word is […]

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Dana White insisted Conor McGregor ‘understands the decision to strip him’ of his lightweight title, but some further news has surfaced suggesting that may be a moot point.

According to Dave Meltzer of F4Wonline.com (via Bloody Elbow), McGregor is in negotiations to return for not only one UFC fight in 2018 but two:

“The word is that negotiations with Conor McGregor are going well. No deal to return has been inked but they are said to be not so far apart and are in talks about him doing two fights in 2018.”

A ton of heat has recently surfaced about McGregor possibly returning to face Floyd Mayweather, whom he lost a tenth-round TKO in their hyped boxing match last August, in the Octagon.

However, Meltzer believes that Mayweather will not ultimately sign with the UFC to compete in a sport he would be at a massive disadvantage. And if he does not, the obvious choice for McGregor in the UFC would be a bout versus the winner of UFC 223’s Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov main event:

“All the pub right now is Mayweather under MMA rules but I can’t see Mayweather agreeing to that, even though it’s huge money,” Meltzer noted. “The UFC fight idea is the winner of Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov”

It’s an obvious choice, yet there’s far from a guarantee that McGregor will return to the UFC in 2018, if ever again.

He made a reported $100 million to box Mayweather, and as White hinted in his recent interview where he said Ferguson and Khabib would be fighting ‘for the title,’ he wouldn’t go as far to say that the UFC had officially stripped “The Notorious.”

Many believe that’s coming right before UFC 223.

With White noncommittal on McGregor’s return and the Irish star recently having broken the record for the longest UFC title reign without defending, everything is still as clear as mud.

We don’t fully know what’s going on behind the scenes, but if Meltzer’s report proves true, something huge could be coming soon.

“We’ll see what happens” – Dana White

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Dana White Will Strip Conor McGregor, Undisputed Title on the Line at UFC 223

From the look of things, Conor McGregor’s two title reigns in the UFC will both come to an end without him defending the belt. UFC president Dana White has always been elusive when questioned about stripping McGregor of the lightweight title he w…

From the look of things, Conor McGregor’s two title reigns in the UFC will both come to an end without him defending the belt. UFC president Dana White has always been elusive when questioned about stripping McGregor of the lightweight title he won back in 2016 before focusing on a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather […]

Dana White Will Strip Conor McGregor, Undisputed Title on the Line at UFC 223

From the look of things, Conor McGregor’s two title reigns in the UFC will both come to an end without him defending the belt. UFC president Dana White has always been elusive when questioned about stripping McGregor of the lightweight title he w…

From the look of things, Conor McGregor’s two title reigns in the UFC will both come to an end without him defending the belt. UFC president Dana White has always been elusive when questioned about stripping McGregor of the lightweight title he won back in 2016 before focusing on a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather […]

Quote: Ferguson is Too Content Off His Back to Beat Nurmagomedov

One top 15 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight doesn’t like Tony Ferguson’s chances against Khabib Nurmagomedov. On April 7, Ferguson will put his UFC lightweight title on the line against Nurmagomedov. The title bout is set to…

One top 15 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight doesn’t like Tony Ferguson’s chances against Khabib Nurmagomedov. On April 7, Ferguson will put his UFC lightweight title on the line against Nurmagomedov. The title bout is set to headline UFC 223. It’ll take place inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Champ’s Time Is Up? During […]