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Dana White Hopes That Conor McGregor Will Return By "This Summer"

Dana White Hopes That Conor McGregor Will Return By

We talk about other things but like I said before, he made a lot of money and I'm sure him and his family had an wonderful Christmas.

On Thursday, White only added fuel to those discussions when he revealed he is set to meet with members of Floyd's Money Team to discuss a possible fight.

Conor McGregor's future in the UFC remains a grand mystery, with the lightweight champion's return to the Octagon appearing to be far less of a formality than it did this time previous year.

McGregor has made no promises about his return to the UFC after earning a career-high pay day in August when he took on Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.

Instead of competing under boxing rules, White would like to get a deal done that would see "Money" fight inside of his UFC Octagon.

McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC), the No. 1 ranked fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings and No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter, has yet to defend the lightweight title he won in November 2016. Which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights-I could make a billion dollars. "I have a meeting with [Floyd's team] today".

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- Well, I'm interested in getting into boxing in 2018.

White called the situation a "mess" and said a fight on Saturday between Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and Edson Barboza (19-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) at UFC 219 will begin to clear the blockage at the top of the lightweight division.

At this time, White said there is no update on his next move. "We both knew what was going on", White said about St-Pierre's future when speaking to ESPN on Wednesday.

We asked White if he's the guy who can get an Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder fight done - he didn't say no.

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