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Coach: Announcement for Conor McGregor's UFC return coming 'soon'

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Since losing his headlining spot at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016 against Nate Diaz because of this fiasco, Conor McGregor has been dominating the headlines.

Is normal.

Whether it's announcing his retirement, then un-retiring and clowning everyone else's drawing power -- or lack thereof -- "Notorious," as always, has made sure the spotlight is never off him for very long.

And he'll have a lot more of it pretty soon, as his head trainer, John Kavanagh, revealed that his star pupil could be making his return to the Octagon sooner, rather than later.

There are currently no tentative dates for UFC 201 or 202, but Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White did confirm Conor would return at either of those events during a recent press conference.

As for his potential opponent, the most logical step to take is to stage the much-anticipated rematch against Diaz, something McGregor desperately wants. Whether or not he gets the same guaranteed $10 million payday he was set to to earn for UFC 200, remains to be seen.

As for a possible title unification bout against the winner of the upcoming interim championship fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, that's likely out of the question, as their contest will be taking place at UFC 200. Nevertheless, fight fans, I'm sure, we'll be on pins and needles waiting to see when the fiery Irishman returns to the cage.

But something tells me it won't be at featherweight.

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