Conor McGregor is “back.”
That’s according to a recent tweet from the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, who may be taking a break from the billion-dollar whiskey business to rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov at some point in 2019.
Assuming “The Eagle” doesn't become “The Chicken.”
“It’s one of the main things I love about Conor McGregor: The belt means a lot to him and being a world champion means everything to him,” UFC President Dana White told ESPN (via MMA Junkie). “Conor and I still communicate regularly and he’s very fired up about coming back and becoming a world champion again. He’ll fight anybody. Obviously he would love the rematch with Khabib, but he’ll fight anybody.”
Then again, he’s also a “perfect fit” over here.
McGregor is hoping to rematch Nurmagomedov to avenge his
eternal shame of losing submission loss at UFC 229 last October in Las Vegas, even though White is pushing for this match up, instead. That said, nothing will get booked until “Notorious” — along with “The Eagle” — get the green light from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Thanks to a post-fight brawl that happened the last time they were “fired up.”