Dana White hints Conor McGregor's UFC return isn't far off

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The Irishman has been tweeting and hinting at returning but no fight has been booked by the promotion.

McGregor has remained adamant he wants to have his rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The most logical bouts for McGregor against this point appear to be Justin Gaethje, who has vociferously lobbied for the fight, or Dustin Poirier, which would be a rematch of a UFC 178 fight McGregor won via first-round finish.

Since then, he has continued to call out a bevy of fighters on social media and recently made this cryptic tweet.

Months later, the two men have served their suspensions, and all this seems to be behind them, although Conor McGregor chose to debrief us recently and Nurmagomedov says whenever he can that this rivalry is far from over.

Still, when McGregor recently tweeted that he wants to fight on December 14 in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland - a night on which the UFC has a card scheduled in Las Vegas - that raised an eyebrow or two.

"I'm sure you saw his tweet", White stated.

He said: 'Conor wants to fight December 14 in Dublin but we have a fight in Las Vegas so if he doesn't fight on that card, he'll fight early next year'. "So if he doesn't fight on that card, he'll fight early next year".

The UFC boss intimated that McGregor could fight on the Vegas year-end show. In this footage, we can see Khabib Nurmagomedov in particular getting into it with his training partner and friend Daniel Cormier, who was really trying to calm him down and prevent things from spiralling further out of control.

It has been a turbulent year for the former two-weight champion outside the octagon and many have questioned his desire and need to continue fighting.

Before that Nurmagomedov fight, Conor McGregor had a blockbuster boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, which he lost by TKO.

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