Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor took a 10-month vacation from mixed martial arts (MMA) after capturing the division crown at UFC 205 back in November.
Because of this.
So by his own decree, we shouldn’t expect to see “Notorious” back inside the Octagon until September, which then gives him three months to make good on promotion president Dana White’s timeline for return.
“Conor wants to fight,” White told ESPN’s SportsCenter. “Conor wants to fight Floyd, Conor wants to fight twice this year, so we’ll just have to see how this thing plays out.”
McGregor — who secured two straps but has yet to make a single title defense — is still flirting with boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. in hopes of securing a crossover fight that would make him even richer.
With no progress on that front, the trash-talking Irishman may have no choice but to find a new challenge in UFC, which may come in the former of this current champion.